James Bond Producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli hosted a live streaming event earlier this morning to give details on the upcoming 25th film in the Bond franchise, and while its title is still being kept under wraps, they did reveal that principle photography is set to begin on April 28, 2019 along with the main cast, both returning and new.
Joining Daniel Craig as James Bond are Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear Bill Tanner, Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann, Ben Whishaw as Q, and Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter. The film will also introduce Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen and Rami Malek to the Bond franchise, with Malek poised to play the film’s central villain.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the official synopsis of the film is as follows:
“Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.”
Bond 25 will film at Pinewood Studios in the UK, and on location in London, Italy, Jamaica and Norway. It is set to be released on April 8, 2020.