James Bond will return: Shooting for next 007 film starts in December
Los Angeles: Shooting of the next James Bond film, the 24th instalment of the popular spy series, will begin on 6 December at Pinewood Studios near London, Variety reported.
Sam Mendes is back to direct the new film following his work on the hugely successful Skyfall (2012).
Daniel Craig will once again play Agent 007 in the new instalment, starring in his fourth Bond flick after his turns in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008) and Skyfall.
Rounding out the main cast are Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, and Ben Whishaw as Q.
The rest of the cast has not been confirmed, Variety said.
The screenplay is by John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the team behind Skyfall.
MGM, Sony and producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said last summer that the movie would open on 23 October, 2015, in Britain and 6 November, 2015, in the US.
Skyfall, which featured Spanish actor Javier Bardem as the villain, was the most successful film in the Bond series, grossing more than $1 billion worldwide.
Updated Date: Sep 17, 2014 11:30:14 IST