Thomas Crown Affair: Movie Premiere Press Release


Seeing Stars: Movie Premieres


Wednesday July 21, 6:59 pm Eastern Time

Company Press Release

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and Bvlgari Host the World Premiere of ``The Thomas Crown Affair''

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and contemporary Italian jeweler Bvlgari present the world premiere of the romantic thriller ``The Thomas Crown Affair,'' starring Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo and Denis Leary.

Brosnan stars as Thomas Crown, a self-made billionaire who, seeking new challenges, steals a world-famous Monet and then falls in love with the brilliant female investigator (Russo) assigned to catch him.

Produced by Brosnan and Beau St. Clair, ``The Thomas Crown Affair'' is directed by John McTiernan, who helmed such blockbusters as ``Die Hard,'' ``Die Hard: With A Vengeance'' and ``The Hunt For Red October.'' The screenplay is by Leslie Dixon & Kurt Wimmer, story by Alan R. Trustman.

Bvlgari's association with ``The Thomas Crown Affair'' is a natural one, as the film pulsates with a luxurious sensibility. In the film, Brosnan's character presents Russo's character with an important Bvlgari jewel, a white gold necklace with oval diamonds, each weighing more than 1 carat and surrounded by close to 600 round diamonds. In the scenes that follow, Russo's character is seen wearing the necklace.

WHO: Stars Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo and director John McTiernan
     welcome Casey Affleck, Tiffany Amber-Thiessen, Maria Conchita
     Alonso, Hank Azaria, Emily Bergl, Jacqueline Bisset, Lois Chiles,
     Coolio, Kevin Costner, Michael Flatley, Robert Forster, Daisy
     Fuentes, Marcia Gay Harden, Steve Guttenberg, Jennifer Love
     Hewitt, Lauren Holly, Katie Holmes, Swoosie Kurtz, Eriq LaSalle,
     Julianna Margulies, Luke Perry, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jonathan
     Pryce, Wayne Rogers, Gene Simmons, Christian Slater, Patrick
     Stewart, Gratcia Taylor, Clarence Williams III and Peta Wilson.

WHAT: The Los Angeles Premiere of MGM's "The Thomas Crown Affair"

WHERE: Screening - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
       8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills

WHEN: Tuesday, July 27 - Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

HOW: In order to cover this very special event, contact:

Photo: Anne-Marie McDermott, 310/449-3347
Press: Kristy Randolph, 310/449-3208
International: Lisa Lazure, 310/449-3465

         "The Thomas Crown Affair" opens nationwide on Aug. 6


Photo: Anne-Marie McDermott, 310/449-3347
Press: Kristy Randolph, 310/449-3208
International: Lisa Lazure, 310/449-3465

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