Sony Pictures Entertainment has just announced via Reuters that the official announcement as to who will play James Bond in Casino Royale will be made at a news conference in London this Friday, October 14.
Media reports continue to swirl that Daniel Craig will be the man named the new 007, but no official source has yet confirmed. Variety.com reported yesterday that Craig’s agents ICM in London couldn’t comment until Eon made an announcement, but that they expected that producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson would “let the cat out of the bag by the end of the week.”
Last week CBn reported that a decision as to who would play Bond would be made this week. Looks like we will at last have our new James Bond on Friday.
Update (13 October, 2005)
CBn has confirmed that tomorrow’s press conference will be held at 12 noon aboard the HMS President, which is moored on the River Thames near Blackfriars Bridge in the City of London. CLICK HERE for the full story.
Tomorrow is also Sir Roger Moore’s birthday.