Pierce Brosnan: According to Variety, MGM has reupped its first-look deal with Irish DreamTime, the production shingle run by Pierce Brosnan and Beau St. Clair.

Company, which produced the drama Evelyn for the Lion's United Artists division as well as the 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair, is developing several Brosnan vehicles at the studio, including The Thomas Crown Affair 2 and the actioner Mexicali.

Brosnan is expected to return for a fifth outing as British secret agent James Bond. The 21st pic in MGM's spy series is being readied for a November 2005 release.

Brian B.