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British actor James Purefoy has turned down the chance to take on Sir Roger Moore's supercool role in a remake of The Saint.

The Resident Evil star was approached to take the lead in a reboot of the hugely successful '60 Tv series, which starred the Bond legend as a thief.

However, Purefoy decided to snub the part after disagreeing with the direction the update was taking.

He says, "In the end they weren't going to do the kind of Saint I wanted to make. We had a great script that was cool, classy and dead sexy. Now I think it's going to be more like (1980s David Hasselhoff show) Knight Rider - and I didn't want to do that."


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Where did this old news come from? Five years ago, in 2008, Purefoy snubbed The Saint and did a copycat show called The Philanthropist. It was quickly cancelled, and he wouldn't have been much of a Saint anyway. The new 2013 TV show of The Saint with Adam Rayner has a truly Saintly star! Adam is perfect in the role of Simon Templar!

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