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Tabloids spread 'James Beard' and reduced budget rumours

22-Oct-2011 • Skyfall

According to The Sun Daniel Craig will be wearing facial hair for part of James Bond 23.

The tabloid offers no particular evidence for their claims, although they hit the money when they claim that Bond 23 will have a smaller budget than past adventures.

MI6 understands that the studios will front up $135m for the production of the 23rd James Bond adventure, almost $100m less than Sony and MGM spent on the preceding, "Quantum of Solace".

According to an unnamed source, "There is only a reduced cast and crew travelling to the few overseas destinations." Indeed, so far Turkey is a confirmed shooting location, along with rumours of travels to South Africa and China.

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