British actor Daniel Craig will star as James Bond for the final time in the 25th film in the 007 franchise, which is being shot in Jamaica. Also featured in the film are Lea Seydoux, who played psychologist “Madeleine Swann” in 2015’s “Spectre,” and Rami Malek. These details for the 25th film were revealed during the official launch held at Ian Fleming’s villa in Jamaica. At the event, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, along with director Cary Fukunaga, said the new film begins with Bond shown relaxing in “his spiritual home.” As he is not in active service, noted Broccoli, Bond is enjoying himself on the island. The producers and director confirmed that regulars Ralph Fiennes as “M” and Ben Whishaw as “Q” are in the film, Jeffrey Wright as “Felix Leiter.”, and Rory Kinnear as “Bill Tanner.”
While details given about the plot were few, the story will involve the CIA and Leiter requesting help to find a scientist. According to a statement released at the launch, “The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond on to the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology,” Broccoli also confirmed that Phoebe Waller-Bridge is working on the film script.
It had been previously announced that Rami Malek would join the cast as the film’s major villain. This is his first major role since winning an Oscar in February 2019 for his performance as “Freddie Mercury” in “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness posted the following comment to Facebook: “A warm Jamaican welcome to the cast and crew of the James Bond series, who are filming at the iconic James Bond 007 location in Jamaica. We welcome you to our beautiful island as you showcase Jamaica to the world.”
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