Screen spy James Bond returning with ‘Skyfall’
Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 8:32 pm
By: By The Associated Press
The Messenger 11.11.11
LONDON (AP) — Screen spy James Bond is returning next year in a new movie called “Skyfall” with a star-studded cast, producers said last week.
Daniel Craig makes his third appearance as the suave secret agent in the film, directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (“American Beauty”).
Spanish star Javier Bar-dem will play the chief villain in 007’s 23rd screen adventure, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson said. British actors Albert Finney, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw will play as-yet-undisclosed roles.
“There’s lots of surprises,” Mendes said as he confirmed filming was to begin last week and take place in London’s government district of Whitehall, at Pinewood Studios outside the British capital and on location in Scotland, Istanbul and Shanghai.
English actress Naomie Harris plays a field agent named Eve and Judi Dench reprises her role as spy chief M, while French actress Berenice Marlohe joins the cast. Marlohe said she plays “a glamorous, enigmatic character” named Severine.
The movie is due to be released a year from now.