Pierce Brosnan is moving further away from his heroics as JAMES BOND - he's signed up to play a callous kidnapper in his next film.

The Irish actor, who was recently dumped as 007 in favour of Brit Daniel Craig, will star in BUTTERFLY as a thug who rips a family apart when he abducts the daughter.

It Is Brosnan's second villainous role in a row - he plays a hitman in new film The Matador.