« Home | A Scanner Darkly trailer (a new one). » | Basic Instinct II trailer. » | Captain Tightpants nabs White Noise sequel. » | Scoop poster. » | Respect That Actor! #2 » | X3 pictures. » | Del Toro likem fantasy. » | Baz gets back to work. » | Stone gets bare. » | O & U #3 » 

Sunday, February 19, 2006 

Casino Royale casting FINALLY over.

I don't have an irrepressible urge to write about Casino Royale seen as it's been thoroughly documented all across the world wide web. Suffice to say I'm happy Daniel Craig landed this gig (although Brosnan deserved a better send-off than Die Another Day) and they've vouched for an unknown as the Bond girl. The biggest surprise for me would be the return of Felix Leiter -last seen disagreeing with a shark in 1989's tragically crap Licence to Kill- and, indeed, that he's being played by Jeffrey Wright. I'm not surprised in bad way, Wright was fantastic in Broken Flowers, I guess I thought they'd kissed that character goodnight. Anyway enough of my yakkin' here's your principles:
The Girl:

Eva Green as Vesper Lynd.

The Bad Guy:

Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre.

The Guy Who Helps Occasionally:

Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter.

Looking on it, it's not a bad cast and I'm pleased they've taken their time deciding who'll play who. Martin Campbell worked wonders on Goldeneye, let's hope he can replicate this with Casino Royale. And surely Eva Green's hotness counter-balances the lack of Moneypenny or Q. In fact she trumps them by a country mile.

Hit Counter