Tuesday, March 21, 2006
WENN: Broccoli Begins Work on 'Casino Royale' Sequel
James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli is so certain Daniel Craig will be a huge hit playing 007, she has already started working on the sequel to forthcoming movie Casino Royale. Craig has come under intense scrutiny since he was announced as Pierce Brosnan's successor last year, with die hard fans setting up a website encouraging cinema-goers to boycott his debut as Bond. But Broccoli is convinced Craig is the perfect person to give the traditionally suave superspy a grittier, rawer edge. And she has shown her commitment to Craig's appointment by announcing his second role before Casino Royale has even completed filming. She says, "We are already working on the sequel. We're in the early stages of that. It will be an original story but will continue part of what the story is in Casino Royale."