Rome Premiere Report
28th October 2015
The first stop on the 'SPECTRE' cast's European tour was the Italian capital
By MI6 Staff
Just a night after the Royal World Premiere in London, Daniel Craig and his co-stars were touching down on the first stop of their worldwide promotional tour and Rome was hosting a glamorous event to celebrate the launch of 'SPECTRE' across Italy. The dress code was somewhat less formal than the night before and the cast was left incomplete with Naomie Harris and Dave Bautista heading instead for Zurich.
After the crowd had taken their seats, Sam Mendes and Barbara Broccoli were welcomed to the stage. "It is a real pleasure to be here," remarked Mendes. "We made a large part of this movie in this wonderful city." It seemed only appropriate to the creative team that the second city to receive the fanfare would be Rome. The first member of the cast Mendes welcomed on to stage was a native Italian, Alessandro Cremona, who plays the assassin Marco Sciarra. He was followed by Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, and Daniel Craig.
"We all had a wonderful, extraordinary time in this city. We are really proud of the movie. I think it's fair to say when you make a Bond movie is that James Bond belongs to everyone." - Sam Mendes
SPECTRE (2015) is the new James Bond film and the 24th in the series. It will be the fourth outing for Daniel Craig as 007, and the second film to be directed by Sam Mendes from a screenplay by John Logan, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade. The new MI6 team of Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner) and Ben Whishaw (Q) are all reprising their roles. The cast will include Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott and Christoph Waltz. Production commences on December 8th 2014, with location work as early as 5th January 2015 in Austria. The film will also shoot on location in: Erfoud and Tangier, Morocco; Rome, Italy and Mexico City, Mexico. SPECTRE is scheduled for release on 7th November 2015.