11/11/2011. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have announced the cast of the 23rd James Bond adventure, entitled Skyfall. The film, from Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his third film as James Bond 007.
The screenplay is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan. Skyfall, which goes into production on Monday, November 7th, will begin its worldwide roll-out in the UK and Ireland on October 26th 2012 and in North America on November 9th 2012.
Joining Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Director Sam Mendes were members of the cast of Skyfall, including: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe. The filmmakers also announced Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw.
In Skyfall, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
"We're so delighted to have Sam Mendes direct Skyfall and be working once again with Daniel Craig. We've a great script, an extraordinary cast and an incredibly talented creative team for this latest James Bond adventure," Wilson and Broccoli told Sfcrowsnest.
The Director of Photography is Roger Deakins, who previously shot the films Jarhead and Revolutionary Road for Mendes. The Production Designer is Dennis Gassner, who previously designed Quantum of Solace and collaborated with Mendes on the films Road to Perdition and Jarhead.
007 fans can learn more about SKYFALL at the James Bond page at http://www.facebook.com/JamesBond007
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