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  25 April 2019

BOND 25 UPDATE
Cast announced at a media event held at ‘Goldeneye’ in Jamaica

‘Goldeneye’ in Jamaica. James Bond Producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today confirmed the start of principal photography on the 25th official James Bond film begins on 28 April 2019. From Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, the film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fifth film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007.

Metro Goldwyn Mayer will release the 25th James Bond feature film domestically through their United Artists Releasing banner on April 8, 2020; through Universal Pictures International and Metro Goldwyn Mayer in the UK and internationally from April 3, 2020.

Director, Cary Joji Fukunaga confirmed the returning cast, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright and introduced Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen and Rami Malek.

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The announcement took place at ‘Goldeneye’ in Jamaica, once the home of Ian Fleming where he created the James Bond character in 1952. Ian Fleming wrote 12 novels and two collections of short stories on the island. ‘Goldeneye’ is owned and operated by Island Outpost, founded by Chris Blackwell who formerly owned Island Records. ‘Goldeneye’ will not be used as a filming location for BOND 25.

ABOVE: (L-R) Producer Michael G Wilson, Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Director Cary Joji Fukunaga, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig (James Bond), Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny), Lashana Lynch and Producer Barbara Broccoli at Ian Fleming's ‘Goldeneye’ villa in Jamaica.

The 007 production will be based at Pinewood Studios in the UK, and on location in London, Italy, Jamaica, and Norway.

Wilson and Broccoli commented, “We're thrilled to return to Jamaica with BOND 25, Daniel Craig's fifth instalment in the 007 series, where Ian Fleming created the iconic James Bond character and Dr. No and Live And Let Die were filmed.”

Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns with Cary Joji Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, other members of the creative team are; Director of Photography Linus Sandgren, Editors Tom Cross and Elliot Graham, Production Designer Mark Tildesley, Costume Designer Suttirat Larlarb, Supervising Stunt Coordinator Olivier Schneider, 2nd Unit Stunt Coordinator Lee Morrison and Visual Effects Supervisor Charlie Noble. Returning members to the team are; 2nd Unit Director Alexander Witt, Special Effects and Action Vehicles Supervisor Chris Corbould and Casting Director Debbie McWilliams.

Daniel Craig (James Bond) and BOND 25 Director Cary Joji Fukunaga

Spectre, the 24th James Bond film, was a global box office hit, opening #1 in 81 territories around the world, including the U.S., and earning $880 million at the global box office. The film broke a new all-time box office record in the UK with the biggest seven-day opening of all time at $63.8 million. Skyfall, the 23rd film in the series, earned $1.1 billion worldwide.

Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny) and Lashana Lynch

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