Casino Royale - November 16th 2006

Daniel Craig James Bond
Eva Green Vesper Lynd
Mads Mikkelsen Le Chiffre
Caterina Murino Solange
Judi Dench M
Jeffrey Wright Felix Leiter
Giancarlo Giannini Mathis
Ivana Milicevic Valenka
Simon Abkarian Dimitrios
Isaach de Bankole Obanno
Claudio Santamaria Carlos
Jesper Christensen Mr White
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Clemens Schick Kratt
Emmanuel Avena Leo
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Sebastien Foucan Mollaka
Ludger Pistor Mendel
Malcolm Sinclair Dryden
Daud Shah Fisher
Urbano Barberini Tomelli
Charlie Levi Leroy Gallardo
Tom So Fukuto
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Lazar Ristovski Karminofski
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Veruschka Grafin Manstein (Heiress)
Daniel Andreas Dealer (Salon Privee)
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Con O'Neill John Bliss
Jurgen Tarrach Schultz
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Above: Daniel Craig as James Bond 007

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Release Date: 16th November 2006 (UK), 17th November 2006 (USA)
Produced By: Eon Productions
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Budget: $72m
Shooting Locations: Pinewood Studios (UK), Prague (Czech Republic), Bahamas, Italy
Principal Photography: 30th January 2006

James Bond's Car: Aston Martin DBS, Aston Martin DB5

CASINO ROYALE is based on Ian Fleming's novel of the same name. Published in 1953, it was the first book in his James Bond series. EON Productions' Casino Royale produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will mark the introduction of Daniel Craig as legendary secret agent, 007. Martin Campbell is directing this film, the 21st in the 44 year franchise.

Casino Royale introduces JAMES BOND before he holds his license to kill. But Bond is no less dangerous, and with two professional assassinations in quick succession, he is elevated to "00" status.

Above: Eva Green, Daniel Craig and Caterina Murino.

Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Madagascar where he is to spy on a terrorist, MOLLAKA (Sebastien Foucan). Not everything goes to plan and Bond decides to investigate, independently of MI6, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters DIMITRIOS (Simon Abkarian) and his girlfriend, SOLANGE (Caterina Murino). He learns that Dimitrios is involved with LE CHIFFRE (Mads Mikkelsen), banker to the world's terrorist organizations.

Secret Service intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino royale. MI6 assigns 007 to play against him, knowing that is Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organisation.

M (Judi Dench) places Bond under the watchful eye of the beguiling VESPER LUND (Eva Green). At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together and even torture at the hands of Le Chiffre.

In Montenegro, Bond allies himself with MATHIS (Giancarlo Giannini) MI6's local field agent, and FELIX LEITER (Jeffrey Wright) who is representing the interests of the CIA. The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax.


Martin Campbell
Barbara Broccoli
Michael G. Wilson
Phil Meheux
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Peter Lamont

Neal Purvis
Robert Wade
Paul Haggis
(Ian Fleming - novel)
Stuart Baird
Debbie McWilliams

David Arnold
Monty Norman
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Chris Corbould
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Michael Solinger
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Gary Powell

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  Daniel Craig has been officially confirmed by Eon Productions as the sixth actor to play James Bond 007. Craig will star in the 21st film Casino Royale in 2006
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