Daniel Craig Unveils Star-Studded Cast For Next James Bond 007 Movie, “Spectre”



The shroud of secrecy surrounding the 24th instalment in the James Bond franchise has finally been lifted. On Thursday, it was officially announced at Buckinghamshire’s Pinewood Studios that Daniel Craig would be reprising his role as 007 in the latest film in the saga, to be directed by Sam Mendes. In the movie – set to begin shooting on Monday – he will be joined by a star-studded returning cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear. More pictures when you continue

The line-up: (L-R) Andrew Scott, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Sam Mendes, Léa Seydoux, Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci, Christoph Waltz and Ben Whishaw gathered for a group shot

Big promises: Sam said the new film would have 'everything you would expect from a Bond movie but, in terms of the last movie, maybe a little more variety, global, maybe a little more mischief, and hopefully we can tell a story that is fit to stand alongside the others'

And there's more... David Bautista, second right, a former WWE wrestler who was in the recent Guardians Of The Galaxy film, will play henchman Mr Hinxand while Rory Kinner, far right, said he would miss working with Dame Judi, whose M died in the 2012 film Skyfall

New look: Sam also took centre-stage in front of the new graphics for the upcoming film, Spectre, as he introduced both the stars and Bond's new car 

The man with the golden... car: Another of the cars was also shown at the press conference

Back again: Spectre will be Daniel's fourth turn as legendary secret agent James Bond, having first taken on the role in 2006's Casino Royale 

He's back! British actor Daniel Craig was officially confirmed for the 24th instalment in the James Bond franchise, entitled Spectre, at a press conference at Buckinghamshire's Pinewood Studios on Thursday

Fantasy man: Bellucci - who will play Lucia Sciarra - said: 'James Bond is our fantasy - the ideal man. The man is a protector, he is dangerous, mysterious and sexy, and a perfect English gentleman'

Ladies first: Bond's trio of stunning ladies added a glamorous touch to the proceedings as they took to the stage for the official cast announcement 

Dream team: Leading man Daniel was joined by producer Barbara Broccoli and director Sam Mendes, who after initial doubts signed up to direct the new movie 

Smooth ride: The sleek new Aston Martin DB10 was also unveiled at the official photocall and will be the car of choice for the super suave spy 

Breaking boundaries: Namoie was the first black actress to ever portray the intelligence worker on the big screen and was widely praised for her portrayal 

Almost there! The stunning grey vehicle was soon on partial display for all to see

Bond girls: Monica Bellucci, left and Léa Seydoux, right, were announced as newcomers to the cast, with Monica, 50,  making history as the oldest ever Bond girl 

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