One name that was constantly thrown around in the many months leading up the unveiling of the new James Bond for Casino Royale was Clive Owen.
Today, the BBC News reports that the past rumoured actor for the role has put his support behind Daniel Craig for the 007 role, saying he is the ‘proper actor’ for the job.
‘He is not shallow or posing, they have cast a really serious actor. I think when Craig first took the part he got a pretty rough ride, which to a certain extent is inevitable because there are so many different people who have so many different ideas about something like that… you are never going to please everybody.’
The exciting thing about this entire process, Owen said, was the fact that Craig is the proper actor for the Bond role. ‘He is not shallow or posing, they have cast a really serious actor and I think that when the film comes out everyone will see what a great choice he was.’
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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. Casino Royale will premiere on 14 November in London. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond; locations include 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.