Trade paper Variety reports that MGM has renegotiated its deal with Pierce Brosnan and Beau St. Clair’s production company Irish Dreamtime. The company produced the drama Evelyn in 2002 for MGM’s United Artists division as well as the 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair which starred Brosnan and Rene Russo.
Currently MGM and Irish Dreamtime are developing several Brosnan vehicles at the studio, including The Thomas Crown Affair 2 and the forthcoming action flick Mexicali to star Brosnan and Salma Hayek.
“MGM has been our home for a while now, and we’ve developed great relationships with the production and marketing teams,” St. Clair said. “We’re really pleased to continue our partnership with the studio and look forward to working on more good movies for both MGM and United Artists.”
Brosnan is expected to return for a fifth outing as British secret agent James Bond. The 21st pic in Eon’s spy series is being readied for a November 2005 release. This contradicts what has been reported previously by CBn and major news outlets regarding Brosnan’s return to the role, still no official confirmation or denial of rumours that have been circulating recently, but as soon as we hear more news regarding the negotiations we’ll keep you updated.