Say what you will about this one, but only actor Daniel Craig could answer why he waited this long to confirm what the NY Times reported last month on the actor’s return to the title role for EON Productions’s new 007 film. Alas, Craig, who stars this Friday in Steve Soderbergh’s heist comedy, Logan Lucky, took to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to share the good news with fans, marking his own fifth reprisal for the 25 installation of the franchise character.
Bond franchise scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are penning the script with Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli producing for the film’s November 2019 release in the U.K. and subsequently in the U.S. and worldwide to follow. Further crewing and casting news remains pending on who will join Craig follwing Spectre (2015) which raked in over $880 million dollars at the box office, just shy of the $1.1 billion dollars raked in by its predecessor, Skyfall (2012) – both directed by Sam Mendes.
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