The most profitable movie franchise in history has finally cast the lead character for the 21st James Bond film – Casino Royale – and the winner is…Daniel Craig?
Rumors abound had the post-Brosnan Bond frontrunners as Jude Law, Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrel, and Eric Bana among others.
While the announcement was staged aboard the HMS President on the River Thames in a typical James Bond fashion (he arrived on a military speedboat), the surprise was partially blown by none other than Daniel Craig’s mom. A day ahead of the official announcement, Daniel Craig’s mother could not contain her excitement that her son was the sixth James Bond 007 – so she leaked the news to the Liverpool Daily Post, saying she was delighted with his appointment. "Obviously we are thrilled to bits", she said.
Of course, what we’re really excited about is the possibility that Jessica Alba will be one of the Bond girls. Apparently, being a Bond girl has been a long time dream of hers, so far be it from us to get in the way of that!
Casino Royale is set to release on November 17th, 2006.