Actress Susan Sarandon was reluctant to appear in new film The Greatest - until co-star Pierce Brosnan persuaded her to take on the role with an unexpected phone call.
The Oscar-winner admits she was hesitant to appear in the movie, until writer and director Shana Feste hired the former James Bond star to play her husband.
She tells the New York Daily News, "I was debating doing the movie, but it was near my house, it wasn't that long a shoot, and (Feste) was so passionate about it.
"I said we'd have to get a great male lead, and I thought Pierce was a good suggestion. So one day I get a voice-mail, and it was Pierce. He said 'This is Pierce Brosnan....' And I was in."