AceShowbiz - Pierce Brosnan was "inspired" by James Caan. Two days after the "Misery" actor passed away on Wednesday, July 6 at the age of 82, his fellow "Fast Moon" co-star took to social media to pay tribute to him.
"On the set of the movie 'Fast Charlie' with the great man himself James Cann. Farewell Jimmy," the 69-year-old actor wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of them both on the upcoming film. "We had many laughs together over those five days in New Orleans." "You were an inspiration to me as young actor starting out and an even greater one as a man watching you work each day against great physical pain and discomfort," he continued praising his late co-star. "You gave of yourself to the art of acting and performance to the very end."
"Fast Charlie" is based on Victor Gischler's novel "Gun Monkeys" and stars Pierce as a hitman who works for a mob boss played by James, with production company Screen Media having previously confirmed to Variety that the actor had finished filming all of his scenes prior to his death and that they are now aiming for a 2023 release.
James was survived by his five children 57-year-old Tara, 45-year-old Scott, 31-year-old Alexander, 26-year-old James and 23-year-old Jacob, whom he has from various relationships. His second and last wife Sheila passed away back in 2012 after a battle with cancer at the age of 59.
News of "The Godfather" star's death first broke on Thursday, with his family taking to Twitter to announce his passing and request privacy at such a "difficult time." The family tweeted, "It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6. The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time."