Brosnan Talks Thomas Crown Sequel

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Pierce Brosnan talked briefly to the USA Today about The Thomas Crown Affair 2, which will be directed by Paul Verhoeven (Starship Troopers, Basic Instinct).

The new caper is partly based on 1964’s Topkapi. “We are just using a sliver of that,” he says, including the same setting, Istanbul. This time, his billionaire thief is after a rare diamond instead of paintings.

While Rene Russo will not return, a female co-star has yet to be named. Angelina Jolie is considered in the running. “This is a different affair,” Brosnan says.