A decision on the future of the James Bond role
is imminent, with an announcement planned for early
October if a consensus is reached...
UPDATE: 29th September 2005
James Bond Decision Imminent
27th September 2005
A decision on the future of the James Bond role is imminent.
MI6 has learned that Sony are scheduled
to visit the UK next week to discuss the "vacant"
007 role with producers from Eon and director Michael Campbell.
Despite over a year of negative publicity and tabloid rumours
of him being too old, Pierce Brosnan is in the mix following
Sony expressing their desire for him to return to the tuxedo.
MI6 exclusively reported a few weeks ago, Brosnan has
since made it clear to those around him that he is willing
to play Bond for a fifth time if the producers make the
attention has hyped Daniel Craig's chances of succeeding
Brosnan due his to recall for a further screentest earlier
in the month.
Aside from Brosnan and Craig, at least two unknowns have
been screentested at Pinewood in recent weeks.
MI6 has also learned from integrated sources that an announcement
on the casting of James Bond has been scheduled for early
October, pending an agreement by Eon Productions and Sony
If a consensus
is not reached within the next couple of weeks, then production
of "Casino Royale" may be severely affected. It is understood
that all stops are being pulled out to settle the matter urgently
to avoid the possibility of a delay to the film's release.
In other news, scouting of locations around the Bahamas and Bermuda
is reported to have wrapped. Pre-production is still on schedule
despite the ongoing uncertainty over the lead role.
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Update (29th September 2005)
Relatively unknown actor Sam Worthington has joined the gaggle
of hopefuls rumoured for the James Bond role in "Casino Royale".
Variety has named
the 29 year-old Australian actor as a front runner for the role,
alongside four-times 007 Pierce Brosnan, British actor Daniel
Craig, youngster Henry Cavill and director Martin Campbell's favourite
"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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