Variety columnist Liz Smith may have unearthed the very first piece of news regarding Bond 23.
In her latest column, she claims James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli and 007 himself, Daniel Craig, were spotted dining at Primola restaurant in New York, where they revealed the location will feature in the follow-up to Quantum of Solace.
WHO WAS that blond stunner who froze forks mid-air at the posh Primola eatery in N.Y.? Oh yes indeed, it was Daniel Craig, 007 himself. The studly Daniel was accompanied by his producer Babara Broccoli. (She is the daughter of Albert “Cubby” Broccoli, who co-produced all the James Bond films until his death in 1996. Barbara took over and now has a “license to film.”) Daniel and Barbara talked about the next Bond epic, part of which will be filmed — for the very first time! — in New York. Primola itself will have a little cameo. Maybe Daniel just wanted to see if the restaurant could handle those shoulders of his. The Bond film ready for release this year is the oddly titled Quantum of Solace.
While wrong on the New York debut claim (the city featured in 1973’s Live and Let Die), Smith’s snippet may prove interesting down the line.
Bond 23 is pencilled in for a 2010 release date.