Daniel Craig to undergo ankle surgery after injuring himself during making of new James Bond movie
Daniel Craig is to undergo ankle surgery after suffering an injury during the making of the new James Bond movie.
Craig was injured while doing a stunt and had to be flown to the US for treatment from Jamaica, where the film is shooting. Now, producers have confirmed, he will go under the knife and will take two weeks away to recover.
BOND 25 update: Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica. Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020. pic.twitter.com/qJN0Sn4gEx— James Bond (@007) May 22, 2019
The film's release date remains unchanged, but plans to move production to London have been delayed while Craig recovers.
The new Bond film, which is still untitled, will see Rami Malek, Blade Runner 2049 star Ana De Armas and Captain Marvel's Lashana Lynch join the cast, while Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux and Jeffrey Wright will be returning to star.
The new cast have not unveiled who they will be playing, but it is widely expected that Malek will play the movie's villain, especially with Spectre antagonist Christoph Waltz not part of the cast for the new film.
Both Scott Z.Burns and Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge have been named as writers along with director Cary Fukunaga and long-time 007 scribes Robert Wade and Neal Purvis.
The movie's official synopsis reads 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..."
The as yet untitled movie will hit cinemas on April 3rd in the UK and in the US on April 8th in 2020.