The official casting announcement on the role
of James Bond 007 #6 will be made in London on Friday
14th October 2005...
James Bond #6 Announcement Set
13th October 2005
reports that Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Hollywood studio
backing new Bond film "Casino
Royale," said on Wednesday that the actor who will portray
the sixth official James Bond 007 with a license to kill would
be named at a news conference in London on Friday 14th October.
No further details were disclosed, and
the mystery remains over who will star in the film franchise
that has grossed nearly $4 billion at global box offices
since the first Bond flick, "Dr.
No," hit the silver screen in 1962.
Reports in London
have identified English actor Daniel Craig, who recently
starred in the gangster film, "Layer Cake," as
the new Bond, but that could not be confirmed.
The new actor will succeed Pierce
Brosnan, who first donned Bond's tuxedo for 1995's "Goldeneye"
and ended his run with 2002's "Die
Above: Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig
together at the GQ awards recently.
Four others have portrayed Bond. Sean
Connery and Roger Moore
had six and seven successful outings respectively as the secret
agent, while George Lazenby
and Timothy Dalton only appeared
in three adventures between them.
"Casino Royale", the 21st James Bond film,
will be directed by Martin Campbell and shooting is scheduled
to commence on January 17th 2006 for release on October 19th 2006.
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