Spectre confirmed as title for Bond 24, new cast members revealed

Posted on 4 December 2014
By Craig Kell
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Following months of speculation, today saw an official announcement made about the 24th James Bond film.

Having achieving success with the last outing Skyfall, Sam Mendes is back to direct the latest instalment in the popular blockbuster series.

At a special presentation, the director confirmed that the new film will be titled Spectre.

A brief plot synopsis has been released by EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

“A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.”

Daniel Craig returns to the role of 007 and is accompanied by his co-stars from Skyfall, which consist of Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomi Harris (Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner).

Mendes also went on to reveal the new cast members for Spectre, which include Sherlock’s Andrew Scott as Denbigh and Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista as Mr Hinx.

Italian actress Monica Bellucci and Blue is the Warmest Color star Lea Seydoux have been cast in the respective roles of new Bond ladies Lucia Sciarra and Madeline Swann.

The biggest casting coup is of two-time Oscar-winning German actor Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained) who will be playing the film’s potential villain Oberhauser.

Filming will begin on Monday with some of the action taking place in London, Rome, Mexico and Austria over the next several months.

Spectre will be released in cinemas on November 6th, 2015.