Rico Hizon lands in new Pierce Brosnan tech-thriller film
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:48 PM September 19, 2016
BBC News anchor Rico Hizon adds an interesting feather to his cap, in a manner of speaking: he is featured as the voice of BBC business news in the latest Pierce Brosnan film “I.T.” to premiere in Hollywood September 24th.
The Hollywood technology-thriller is directed by John Moore who is best known for his films, “Behind Enemy Lines” starring Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman and the 2013 action film “A Good Day to Die Hard” with Bruce Willis.
Brosnan plays a private jet maverick Michael Regan. Rico’s voice comes out within the first the minutes of the film reporting that Regan is set to meet officials from the US Securities and Exchange Commission seeking approval for his private aviation company to be listed on the stock exchange.
The award-winning anchor of “Newsday” and “Asia Business Report” was handpicked by director John Moore.
Here’s John Moore’s personal note to Rico inviting him to be part of the film.
“I hope that by the time my note reaches you, that you are broadly aware of my hopes to include your unique voice in my little movie, ‘I.T.’ starring Pierce Brosnan.
“I can’t tell you how grateful we would be if you would indeed lend your unmistakable signature to the sequence: it would simply catapult the idea into a realm of credibility that we alone cannot manage with any attempt to replicate the real world fact that you are THE voice of BBC News business reporting in America and around the world.
I was recently in a hotel room in Tokyo… turned on the TV: there you were!
“I am a great fan of BBC News, specifically your inimitable style and timbre, and did indeed base the idea of the scene around the notion of a World Business Report type report, so, please, I do hope you will consider my humble attempt to, in one way, further immortalize your unique voice.”