Cary Fukunaga’s ‘Bond 25’ Adds Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Rami Malek, Jeffrey Wright, & More to Cast

The upcoming ‘Bond 25’ (not called ‘Shatterhand’ but possibly ‘Eclipse’) now has its full cast! Thanks to the livestream announcement, we have returning actors, confirmation on those who were in talks, and some newcomers!

Below is the cast, with newly announced actors in bold, and now confirmed actors in italics:

  • Daniel Craig (‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ ‘Logan Lucky’)
    • Agent 007. Appearances: ‘Casino Royale,’ ‘Quantum of Solace,’ ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Spectre.’
  • Ralph Fiennes (‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’)
    • Gareth Mallory aka M. Appearances: ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Spectre.’
  • Naomie Harris (‘Moonlight,’ ‘Rampage’)
    • Eve Moneypenny. Appearances: ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Spectre.’
  • Rory Kinnear (‘Watership Down,’ ‘Brexit’)
    • Bill Tanner. Appearances: ‘Quantum of Solace,’ ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Spectre.’
  • Léa Seydoux (‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘The Lobster’)
    • Madeleine Swann. Appearances: ‘Spectre.’
  • Ben Whishaw (‘Paddington 2,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns’)
    • Q. Appearances: ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Spectre.’
  • Jeffrey Wright (‘Westworld,’ ‘Hold the Dark’)
    • Felix Leiter. ‘Casino Royale,’ ‘Quantum of Solace.’
  • Ana de Armas (‘War Dogs,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049’)
  • Dali Benssalah (‘Interrail,’ ‘A Faithful Man’)
  • David Dencik (‘Genius: Einstein,’ ‘McMafia’)
  • Lashana Lynch (‘Still Star-Crossed,’ ‘Captain Marvel’)
  • Billy Magnussen (‘Game Night,’ ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’)
  • Rami Malek (‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’)
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Moreover, Cary Joji Fukunaga (‘True Detective,’ ‘Maniac’) will be helming Daniel Craig’s last outing as the titular character. Danny Boyle was originally going to direct the film, but creative differences drove him away from the project. Thus, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade came back to finish what they started all the way back in ‘Casino Royale.’ Along with that film, they wrote all of Craig’s other ‘Bond’ movies: ‘Quantum of Solace,’ ‘Skyfall,’ and ‘Spectre.’ Fukunaga also had his own draft of the screenplay. However, Scott Z. Burns (‘The Bourne Ultimatum,’ ‘Contagion’) was enlisted for rewrites, as well as Phoebe Waller-Bridge (‘Fleabag,’ ‘Killing Eve’).

The official synopsis is below:

“Bond (Craig) has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter (Wright) from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.”

Further, pre-production is currently underway.

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They’ll be shooting in Matera, Italy is for the prologue action sequence, while they’ll use Norway for a frozen lake before it thaws. The latter footage will be a part of the pre-credit scenes. Principal filming will take place in Jamaica and Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom.

‘Bond 25’ currently has a release date of April 8, 2020.

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