USA Today caught up with Pierce Brosnan who talked a little about The Thomas Crown Affair 2, directed by Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven (Starship Troopers, Showgirls). The sequel is expected to come out in 2009. Here's what they had to say:

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.{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}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.