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Mark Strong Seemingly Confirmed To Star In Upcoming ‘Bond 25’

It feels like we already know everything about the upcoming “Bond 25.” With the director’s search taking an eternity and the status of Daniel Craig up in the air, we’ve been talking about this film for months. However, the truth is we don’t know anything about it, except that Craig will indeed return as 007 and the film will be directed by Danny Boyle. Well, thanks to a personal trainer, we now know a bit more.

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Universal’s International Chief Duncan Clark on Bond, Grinch, Dolittle, Pokemon

Universal’s International Chief Duncan Clark on Bond, Grinch, Dolittle, Pokemon
Following the stellar overseas opening for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” Universal’s international chief Duncan Clark is confident about an upcoming release slate that includes Bond 25, “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch,” “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle,” Pokemon movie “Detective Pikachu,” and potential awards contenders like “First Man.”

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” opened recently in international markets with a monster opening weekend of $150 million. Its release shortly before the start of the FIFA World Cup could have raised eyebrows, but Clark, president of distribution at Universal Pictures Intl., is confident that the movie will continue to thrive, despite the competition from soccer.

“In many parts of the world the timeline of the World Cup will not really interfere with [the film’s performance, such as] in Asia and Latin America,” he says. “In the first two weeks of the World Cup, there is less drama and less potent matches because they are in group matches. On days when the countries play,
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James Bond 25 Wants Helena Bonham Carter as the Main Villain

James Bond 25 Wants Helena Bonham Carter as the Main Villain
After months and years of speculation and rumors, James Bond 25 is finally happening with Daniel Craig returning as 007, and now a new report claims who MGM is eyeing to play the villain. While nothing has been confirmed yet, Helena Bonham Carter is said to be the front runner for the villain role, although many others think that Angelina Jolie is the top choice. Here's what an unidentified insider had to say about the potential casting.

"Everyone thinks Angelina Jolie is going to get the part but bosses want Helena more. At the moment they are just finalising the cast."

It was confirmed just a few weeks ago that Daniel Craig will in fact be back as James Bond, with Danny Boyle taking over the directorial duties for Sam Mendes, who directed the last two 007 movies, the global blockbuster Skyfall and the divisive Spectre. There was also a report from earlier
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Rumour: Helena Bonham Carter and Angelina Jolie wanted for the villain in Bond 25

Now that Danny Boyle is officially on board for Bond 25, the British tabloid rumour mill is churning once again, with The Daily Mirror reporting that Boyle and the film’s producers are eyeing Helena Bonham Carter for the villain of the new 007 adventure.

You may want to have a pinch of salt handy here, but according to the paper, Bonham Carter tops the wish-list for the next Bond villain, while Angelina Jolie – who starred alongside Daniel Craig in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – is also said to be in contention.

Bond 25 will mark Craig’s fifth and final outing as Ian Fleming’s super spy, and has been scripted by Danny Boyle’s frequent collaborator John Hodge.

Filming on Bond 25 is set to get underway in December at Pinewood Studios. So far, only Daniel Craig is confirmed to star, but Ben Whishaw has recently stated that he expects to return as Q,
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Helena Bonham Carter and Angelina Jolie Rumored to Be Up For The Next James Bond Villain Role

It looks like Danny Boyle is looking to do something a little different for the James Bond franchise with Bond 25. According to Mirror, the next big bad Bond film villain will be a woman, and Helena Bonham Carter is rumored to be the actress they want in the role. 

If this is true, it wouldn't be the first time that Bonham Carter has played a villain. She was great as the sadistic witch Bellatrix ­Lestrange in the final four Harry Potter films. She's also taken on sinister roles in Dark Shadows and Alice in Wonderland

She would certainly make for an interesting Bond villain! She's played a lot of interesting and unique characters in her career. There are no details on who the villain could be, but I'm curious to see what exactly she would bring to a Bond villain! 

The report also says that Angelina Jolie is up for the role.
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Helena Bonham Carter Being Eyed To Play The Villain In Bond 25

With the a lead actor and director both firmly in place now, temporarily calming years of will-they-won’t-they speculation and dream-team fantasizing, things are finally starting to move forward for the next James Bond movie. Just the other day, for instance, we learned that the pic will first be hitting UK cinemas on October 25th, 2019, followed two weeks later by a Us release on November 8th.

Now, casting news is starting to arrive, with Mirror claiming that producers have their eye on Helena Bonham Carter for the role of the villain. Details beyond that are scarce, and obviously, this report should be taken with a grain of salt, but we can certainly see it happening. After all, the actress has shown her evil side in the past, playing Bellatrix Lestrange in four of the Harry Potter movies.

We’re also hearing that Angelina Jolie’s name is being tossed around,
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Why Universal was the clear choice as international partner on 'Bond 25'

Studio’s track record with franchises, plus key relationships, won the contract.

News last week that Universal had won the contract to handle international distribution on Bond 25 will not have come as a surprise to many in Hollywood.

For the past 18 months or so, every studio except Disney competed for the right to release the upcoming spy saga outside North America. In the end it was Universal’s track record in managing successful global franchises like Fast And The Furious, Jurassic and the Illumination Entertainment tentpoles that won the day, as well as a handful of key relationships.

Duncan Clark,
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Daniel Craig Starts Filming New James Bond Movie Just 'For the Money'

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Daniel Craig Starts Filming New James Bond Movie Just 'For the Money'
Well, whadya know? Daniel Craig is on set, in the role he swore he'd rather slash his wrists than play again -- Bond. James Bond.   Daniel was in Cardona, Spain Tuesday for what appears to be the start of filming for his fifth 007 flick ... and a production assistant clearly wanted to keep it under wraps. This will be the 25th installment in the franchise, and the working title is "Bond 25." DC's looking suave
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Natalie Dormer to tackle Vivien Leigh series

Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer is to star and produce in a new series based on the personal and professional life of Hollywood’s Vivien Leigh.

Dormer will team up with FremantleMedia and Mainstreet Pictures to create the series. Episode count has not been finalised but the vision is to break down each episode on certain milestones in Leigh’s life. These could include focusing on her long-standing marriage to Laurence Olivier, the classic films she worked on such as Gone with the Wind, to her mental health issues.

Speaking to Deadline Christian Vesper, FremantleMedia Evp and Creative Director, Global Drama said “The story of the legendary movie star will be a compelling exploration of the woman who was transcendently known for some of the most memorable screen performances of all time,”

Also in the news – Danny Boyle finally confirmed to take the helm on Bond 25

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U.K. Greenlit: ‘Bond’ Will Return in 2019, Start Filming This Year + More Production and Casting

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! “Bond 25”“Bond 25” was confirmed last week, with production to begin this December and director Danny Boyle officially attached to direct. Set to open in cinemas in time for Christmas 2019, this will be the final feature with Daniel Craig as the legendary spy, ending months of speculation. Still unconfirmed is the return of Ben Whishaw as gadget expert Q, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny and Rory Kinnear as Tanner. Debbie McWilliams is the resident “Bond” CD so keep an eye on her door. “Endeavour” Critically acclaimed “Morse” prequel series “Endeavour” has been confirmed for a sixth series after an emotional ending to series five. Shaun Evans returns as the Oxford dropout turned police detector alongside his mentor,
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The Good and Bad of Danny Boyle’s Bond

Neil Calloway looks at the pitfalls and pluses of Danny Boyle directing the new Bond…

After months of speculation, it’s finally been confirmed that Danny Boyle is to direct the next Bond film. First he has to get through the ordeal of making a Richard Curtis script into a film starring Ed Sheeran (just typing that makes me angry), but all being well, he’ll be at the helm for Bond 25.

He wouldn’t be my first choice, but that’s not because he isn’t a decent director; it’s because he doesn’t strike me as the kind of director who would take on a project like that.

In among the gems, there’s a big cloud hanging over Boyle’s filmography, and it’s the cloud of the big movie. Specifically, The Beach. The film of Alex Garland’s debut novel was much anticipated, and Boyle,
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Film Casting: The Last Thing He Wanted, Honey Boy, Daniel Craig is James Bond in Bond 25, & More

The Last Thing He Wanted, Honey Boy, Bond 25, and More Film Casting News

The Last Thing He Wanted, Honey, Bond 25, and more movies have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States and abroad. The castings, screenwriters, and [...]

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Bond 25 is officially a go with Danny Boyle directing

Earlier this year it was announced that Danny Boyle was circling the director’s chair on Bond 25, with his regular collaborator John Hodge penning a screenplay which – if approved by Mgn and Eon – would serve as the next instalment in the long-running spy series.

Well, we now have official confirmation of Boyle’s involvement, with MGM and Eon announcing that the Oscar-winner is set to take the reins on Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as 007 and will kick off production this December at Pinewood Studios in the UK.

With Sony’s distribution deal coming to an end with Spectre, it has also been announced that MGM and Annapurna Pictures will handle U.S. theatrical distribution on Bond 25 and Universal Pictures covering the international and home entertainment markets.

So far, Craig is the only confirmed member of the cast, although Ben Whishaw has told THR that he
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Daily Podcast: The Most Horrifying Thing About ‘Solo’, ‘Bond 25’, ‘Show Dogs’, Dee Rees, and More

On the May 25, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Solo: A Star Wars Story, the Lando Calrissian movie, Bond 25, Show Dogs, Dee Rees’s […]

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James Bond 25 Officially Announced, Release Date Confirmed

With the picture’s star and director both firmly in place, temporarily calming years of will-they-won’t-they speculation and dream-team fantasizing, we now also have some official release dates for the next James Bond movie. The world famous spy’s 25th film will first be hitting UK cinemas on October 25th, 2019, followed two weeks later by a Us release on November 8th.

The first 007 flick since 2015’s Spectre, Bond 25 will see the return of Daniel Craig for his fifth outing in the role, though there was certainly a time when we didn’t think we’d see the day. Back in 2015, the actor infamously joked that he’d rather “slash [his] wrists” than play the character again. Craig changed his tune the following year, however, taking back his previous statements and saying at the The New Yorker Festival that he’s “got the best job in the world” and that
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Danny Boyle Confirmed To Direct James Bond 25 and Release Date Announced

Danny Boyle is officially set to direct the upcoming James Bond 25 film from an original screenplay being written by John Hodge. These two guys have worked together over the years on films such as The Beach and the Trainspotting films. For the most part, I like the films that Danny Boyle has made and I'm actually looking forward to seeing what he ends up doing with the James Bond franchise.

Thanks to Variety, we now know when Bond 25 will be released. MGM will release the film in the United States on November 8th, 2019. Universal Pictures recently won the international distribution rights, and they will release the film in the U.K. on October 25th.

Like many of you, I'm a big fan of the James Bond franchise and I really hope that this next film ends up being a great one. With Boyle at the helm, I'm sure he'll
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Danny Boyle confirmed for Bond 25; Production to start this December

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After a long-gestating start – which included re-securing its star Daniel Craig – production on Bond 25 is ready to kick off with a bang. The final pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place with rights holders Eon and MGM confirming that Danny Boyle will direct the film and that Universal has won international distribution. It’s all happening people. Eon Productions'... Read More...
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Danny Boyle to Direct 25th James Bond Movie

James Bond franchise producers confirmed that director Danny Boyle will helm the upcoming 25th film in the spy series, taking over for Sam Mendes who exited the franchise after directing 2012's acclaimed Skyfall and 2016's Spectre.

Daniel Craig is also onboard to reprise the role of 007 in Bond 25 (not the official title). The film is scheduled for release on October 25th, 2019. The Oscar-winning Boyle and Craig previously shot a short 007 film that was included as part of the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony.

Screenwriter John Hodge – a frequent collaborator of
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Bond 25 Director Confirmed as Danny Boyle, Production With Daniel Craig Begins December 2018

Bond 25 Director Confirmed as Danny Boyle, Production With Daniel Craig Begins December 2018
It’s official: MGM and Annapurna will team up to distribute Bond 25 in the U.S. on November 8, 2019. Universal Pictures has won the lucrative rights to handle the film’s international distribution. Sony previously handled Bond distribtion, but it’s rights to the franchise expired after “Spectre” and set off a bidding war among studios. The next 007 installment will open in the U.K. first on October 25, 2019.

In addition to the confirmed distributors, 007 studio Eon Productions has also confirmed Danny Boyle will direct Bond 25, which will once again star Daniel Craig as the world’s most famous spy. Boyle has been a contender for several months now, with his hiring dependent on whether or not 007 producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli liked the script Boyle hatched with his “Trainspotting” screenwriter John Hodge.
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Daniel Craig Is Officially Back for Bond 25, Danny Boyle Is Directing

Daniel Craig Is Officially Back for Bond 25, Danny Boyle Is Directing
It's finally officially official: Daniel Craig is coming back for a 5th time to portray 007 in Bond 25 and Danny Boyle is set to direct. If that wasn't enough, it has also been announced that the long awaited movie will begin filming in December. Craig, who previously said that he'd rather slit his wrists than paly the iconic character again, teased that he'd be on board for Bond 25 on a recent red carpet interview. However, when asked about Boyle directing he said, "we'll see, we'll see."

The official James Bond Twitter account has confirmed that Danny Boyle will direct Bond 25 with a script that was written by John Hodge. Additionally, this is the first real confirmation that Daniel Craig is on board. And no, he has not slit his wrists. Instead, it looks like Craig is set to earn a boat load of cash for signing on to play James Bond for the 5th time,
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