The long awaited day for James Bond fans has finally arrived. A press conference has been scheduled today for Casino Royale at Prague’s Barrandov Studios – reports Variety.
According to the report, Sony executives and other talent representatives claim that the long-awaited supporting cast (villain Le Chiffre and Bond girl Vesper Lynd especially) will not be announced, but it is still possible that Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli could unveil one of the stars. Mads Mikkelsen is the most recent name associated with a villain role in the film as Eva Green and Olivia Wilde are supposedly being considered for Vesper Lynd (all three names are mentioned in the report by Variety).
While scrutiny of Bond productions is always high, “Casino Royale” has been a particular object of curiosity in Hollywood because of how long it’s taken to cast. Going into the third week of lensing, key roles were still up for grabs.
Whatever the case turns out to be, Bond fans will be closely following the events. Read the full report on Variety.
Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond film produced
by franchise holders Eon Productions. The MGM/Columbia Pictures production
began shooting in January and is due for release worldwide on 17 November 2006.
Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, it is currently being filmed in the Czech Republic,
the Bahamas, Italy and the UK. Stay tuned to CBn for coverage on Casino Royale.