The Thomas Crown Affair released

The Thomas Crown Affair is a 1999 heist film by John McTiernan, director of Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October.

It is a remake of the 1968 film of the same name. It stars Pierce Brosnan in the title role, a self-made billionaire who steals a painting and is tracked by an insurance investigator played by Rene Russo.

The success of the film prompted a sequel planned for release in 2009 titled The Topkapi Affair, which is also a remake-of the 1964 film Topkapi starring Melina Mercouri, Maximilian Schell, and Peter Ustinov. Both films are based on Eric Ambler's 1962 novel, The Light of Day.