Apr 25, 2019 10:30 AM EST
Principal Photography for Bond 25 to Begin on April 28
Principal photography will begin on April 28 on the 25th film in the iconic Bond franchise. The film will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fifth film as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007.
In the upcoming film, we see a retired Bond in Jamaica, living a leisurely life until an old friend, Felix Leiter from the CIA, turns up asking for help. The mission? To rescue a kidnapped scientist. However, the plot thickens as we see things are more treacherous than they seem and now Bond must follow the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Daniel Craig will star alongside Rami Malek (who will be playing a villain), Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, David Dencik, and Dali Benssalah. Returning franchise cast members include Ralph Fiennes, Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear, and Ben Whishaw.
The 007 production will be based at Pinewood Studios in the UK, and on location in London, Italy, Jamaica, and Norway.
"We're thrilled to return to Jamaica with Bond 25, Daniel Craig's fifth installment in the 007 series, where Ian Fleming created the iconic James Bond character and Dr. No and Live And Let Die were filmed", said Bond Producers, Michael G. Wilson, and Barbara Broccoli.
Metro Goldwyn Mayer will release the 25th James Bond feature film domestically through their United Artists Releasing banner on April 8, 2020; through Universal Pictures International and Metro Goldwyn Mayer in the UK and internationally from April 3, 2020.