‘Bond 25’ casts Rami Malek as villain, Daniel Craig returns as 007
Oscar-winner Rami Malek will play the villain in the still-untitled 25th film in the James Bond franchise. He’ll face off with James Bond vet Daniel Craig. This will be Craig’s fifth time playing the role of secret agent 007.
Daniel Craig will need surgery following his recent ankle injury on the set of the upcoming James Bond film.
“Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica,” the official Twitter account for “Bond 25” announced on Wednesday. “Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery.”
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Last week, a source told Page Six that the 51-year-old actor hurt his ankle while filming an action scene, adding the injury to the list of multiple snafus he’s had while playing the hunky hero.
“This time, he slipped over on a dock and wiped out,” we were told.
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Previously Craig knocked out two teeth while filming “Casino Royale,” sliced a fingertip during “Quantum of Solace” and hurt his knee while shooting “Spectre.”
The Twitter announcement also noted that the film’s release date of April 2020 is still the same.
This story originally appeared in the New York Post.