This well-received remake of the 1968 thriller stars Pierce Brosnan in the Steve McQueen role, with Rene Russo in the part originally played by Faye Dunaway. Billionaire art collector Thomas Crown (Brosnan) decides to steal a priceless Monet from a New York museum. He is investigated by sultry insurance investigator Catherine Banning (Russo). She soon realises that he did steal the painting, but is more interested in Crown on a personal basis. Soon, the two become lovers, but suspicion and deception hang over the relationship.