Eon Productions for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the production team behind the iconic James Bond character has unveiled the cast for the 25th outing of the upcoming feature film.
The ‘Bond 25’ unveiling took place at Jamaica, the birth place where Ian Flemming wrote all the James Bond novels. In 1962, the first 007 film, “Dr. No” starring Sean Connery was created, also featuring locales from the Caribbean country.
Although it remains an untitled film, it is scheduled for release on 8 April 2020, almost 5 years after his last outing. It is expected to be Daniel Craig‘s fifth and final performance as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.
Returning alongside Craig are Ben Wishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M. Lea Seydoux’s Madeleine Swann, Rory Kinnear as Tanner and Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter.
Joining the cast are Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch (“Captain Marvel”), Ana De Armas (“Blade Runner 2020”), Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen (“Into the Woods”) and Swedish actor David Dencik.
Filming for the 25th Bond movie has already taken place in Norway, with additional filming planned in both London and Italy.
The plot: “Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter 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.”
It will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga with a screenplay by Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge from a story by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.