Actors (left to right) Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci pose on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film “SPECTRE”, at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England on Thursday.
Christoph Waltz is joining the cast, while Andrew Scott Moriarty from “Sherlock”
will play a government official; Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci are the new
British film-maker Sam Mendes on Thursday announced that the much-awaited 24th Bond film will be called Spectre.
In an event telecast live on YouTube from Pinewood Studios in London, director Mr. Mendes ended speculation about who will be the Bond girls and villains in Spectre. Italian actor Monica Bellucci and French actor Lea Seydoux were introduced as the new Bond girls. As for the villains, Andrew Scott, who played Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis Moriarty in BBC’s Sherlock, will join hands with Oscar winner Christoph Waltz.
Speaking about the film, Mr. Mendes said that the cast and the crew will shoot the film in the next seven months. “Most of the creative team of Skyfall will work in this new film including its writer, John Logan. The film will be shot in places such as London, Rome, Mexico City, Austria and Morocco,” he said.
The film will also see British luxury sports car, Aston Martin, continuing its 50-year association with the Bond franchise. Spectre will feature a male head of British intelligence agency MI6. Actor Ralph Fiennes will replace Judi Dench, who has played the role in the last seven movies. Mr. Mendes announced that the film will release in November 2015.