As production continues on the newest James Bond film, Casino Royale, news has come in on a cameo appearance in the film.
The BBC report that Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Atlantic airline owner, will be making a cameo appearance in Casino Royale. Following up his cameo in the recent major release, Superman Returns, he will apparently be playing himself at one of the scenes set at Miami Airport for the upcoming Bond film.
Branson met up with Bond girl Caterina Murino (Solange) and Chris Blackwell (owner of Goldeneye, former home of Ian Fleming) upon arriving. The Jamaica Gleaner reports that Branson and his Virgin Atlantic company have been ‘tagged “James Bond Seeks Out Virgin Atlantic For Casino Royale Assignment”, with the airline as a global partner and its Airbus A340-600s in an airport chase sequence.’ View pictures here and here.
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Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond 007 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.
The film co-stars Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Tobias Menzies, Ivana Milicevic, Clemens Schick, Ludger Pistor, Claudio Santamaria, and Isaach De Bankole.