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Daniel Craig Confirmed as James Bond 007 for New Movie

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Daniel Craig will return as James Bond for the next film in the long-running franchise, with the production company behind the films confirming the news in a statement on Friday.

Producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: “We are delighted to announce that the exceptionally talented Danny Boyle will be directing Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as James Bond in the 25th instalment of the franchise.

“We will begin shooting Bond 25 at Pinewood Studios in December with our partners at MGM and thrilled that Universal Pictures will be our international distributor.”

Craig has played the iconic spy in four consecutive Bond films — Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.