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Bond to return with Daniel Craig

MGM, producers say film will bow Nov. 9, 2012

MGM, producers say film will bow Nov. 9, 2012 By Dave McNaryJames Bond will return to theaters Nov. 9 of next year with production on the 23rd Bond movie starting late this year.Tuesday’s announcement came from longtime Bond movie producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Prods. and newly installed MGM toppers Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum. Daniel Craig will return as Bond with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan.

MGM, which received a cash infusion last month of $500 million, had been expected to move quickly to lock down Craig and Mendes for the project in order to take advantage of the 50th anniversary of the Bond franchise.

MGM has already been working up plans for a 2012 yearlong commemoration of the golden anniversary of the first Bond pic, 1962’s “Doctor No.” Mendes had long been rumored to be the leading candidate to helm.

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