EcranLarge.com attended a press conference with The Matador star Pierce Brosnan at the 31st Deauville 2005 American Film Festival. He talked about both the James Bond rumors and his upcoming sequel to The Thomas Crown Affair: While attending a press conference for the presentation of his new movie, The Matador, Pierce Brosnan was asked about the last months’ rumours about his involvement in Casino Royale, the 21st James Bond movie, and also about the sequel to The Thomas Crown Affair:
“I won’t be part of the next James Bond. I’ve already played the role five times and the character is now part of my past. Now, I want to take care about the movies Beau St. Clair and I are producing with our company Irish DreamTime (The Nephew, Evelyn, Laws of Attraction). All the rumours that have been going around for the last few months about me being part of Casino Royale or not are just rumours, nothing more.
Regarding The Thomas Crown Affair 2, entitled “The Topkapi Affair,” the script is being written right now. Sony Pictures is really thrilled about this whole new affair that we expect to shoot in Istanbul.”