1. Casino Royale World Premiere Set For 14 November

    By Devin Zydel on 2006-07-26

    The world premiere for the 21st official James Bond 007 film, Casino Royale, has been chosen for 14 November 2006 at the Odeon Leicester Square in London – reports the CTBF and BBC.

    It will be the 60th Royal Film Performance. The full announcement from the CTBF follows:

    The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund celebrates the 60th Anniversary of The Royal Film Performance™ with Casino Royale

    The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund is pleased to announce that Casino Royale is the chosen film for the 60th Royal Film Performance™, taking place on Tuesday 14th November 2006 at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.

    2006 marks the 60th Anniversary of The Royal Film Performance™ and all funds raised from the World Premiere will go to the Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), the unique trade charity of the film and television industries.

    Casino Royale is based on Ian Fleming’s novel of the same name. Published in 1953, it was the first book in his ‘James Bond’ series. Casino Royale is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and will mark the introduction of Daniel Craig as the legendary secret agent, 007. Martin Campbell directs the EON Productions film which is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures / Columbia Pictures release and will be distributed in the UK by Sony Pictures Releasing International.

    On the 14th November, the CTBF will also stage an exclusive near simultaneous screening of the latest Bond film, at London’s Odeon West End cinema and, a late night screening, in the Odeon Leicester Square. Regional Premieres will be staged 24 hours later in Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leeds and Plymouth (details of further regional premieres will be released shortly).

    Stan Fishman, President of the CTBF expressed his delight that this year’s film will be Casino Royale. “Marking the CTBF’s 60th Anniversary of The Royal Film Performance™, it is tremendous that Casino Royale, the most anticipated film of the year, has been chosen as this year’s film. I am grateful to EON Productions, Sony Pictures and MGM. With their help we are going to make the World Premiere of Casino Royale a remarkable fundraiser for the CTBF. This will help us continue our lifeline of support for people behind the scenes in the world of film, television and cinema.”


    Stay tuned to CBn for all the latest news on Casino Royale and all things James Bond 007.

    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.

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