Third jewel added to ‘Thomas Crown Affair’ movies

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Talia Bumanglag ’24

Three Crowns: Michael B. Jordan, Pierce Brosnan, Steve McQueen.

Katelyn Leong ’25, Staff Reporter

Among 20 films announced by the California film commision, four big-budget films, including an untitled Netflix project, “Joker: Folie à Deux,” Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon Part 2,” and in particular, the third adaption of “The Thomas Crown Affair,” will be filmed in San Francisco.

This verified blockbuster will shoot 30 of its 54 production days in San Francisco, and one representative from the San Francisco Film Commission stated that the film will employ approximately 400 crew members and thousands of extras.

“Any movie filmed in San Francisco is really great. There is nothing I love more than watching a movie and seeing streets, landmarks, and buildings that I know,” said Cory Nelson, moderator of the Movie Madness club at Riordan.

Prior to this remake is the original 1968 film starring Steve McQueen and the 1999 remake starring Pierce Brosnan, both portraying titular character Thomas Crown.

This new rendition will feature Michael B. Jordan as Crown, who will also work as producer alongside Joe and Anthony Russo, both of whom are famed for their notable work on projects like Captain America and the Avengers franchise.

“I really enjoy the Pierce Brosnan version of the Thomas Crown Affair because the art thievery is really fun to watch,” Nelson said.

“I really like how the movie is filmed in multiple locations because it keeps my wanderlust alive and makes me want to travel.””

— Cory Nelson, moderator of the Movie Madness club

The plot centers around a bored billionaire whose a taste for theft leads him to cross paths with investigator Catherine Banning, sparking an unexpected romance and exciting adventure.

Filming dates have yet to be released, but San Franciscans await anxiously.