Production on new James Bond movie delayed after Daniel Craig injures ankle
Production on the new James Bond movie has been delayed after Daniel Craig suffered an injury.
According to The Sun, Craig was injured while doing a stunt and had to be flown to the US for treatment from Jamaica, where the film is shooting.
A source told the paper: "Daniel was suited and booted for one of the last scenes in Jamaica. He was sprinting during filming when he slipped and fell quite awkwardly. He was in quite a lot of pain and was complaining about his ankle. As you’d expect he was also pretty angry that it had happened. He threw his suit jacket on the ground in sheer frustration."
Production had been due to move to Pinewood Studios in London this weekend, but that has now been cancelled. It's not known if the delay will be lengthy one 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.