New James Bond star Daniel Craig tells The Observer that he will not be wearing 007’s trademark tuxedo in Casino Royale. When asked if he had been fitted for a tux, Craig told reporter Jason Solomons, “Actually, he doesn’t wear one in this version. I’m not sure if I should tell you that, so there’s a scoop for you.”
The last film to not feature James Bond in a tuxedo was 1973’s Live & Let Die which marked the début of Roger Moore as 007. Sean Connery also went without black-tie in 1967’s You Only Live Twice.
Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond film produced
by franchise holders Eon Productions. The MGM/Columbia Pictures production
begins shooting on 30 January and is due for release worldwide on 17 November 2006.
Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, it will be filmed in the Czech Republic,
the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.