Friday, October 28, 2005
A new Bond
Daniel Craig has been selected by makers to be the new James Bond in the latest edition of the franchise, 'Casino Royale'. The producers wanted a replacement for the aging Pierce Brosnan. The first blonde Bond, Craig was selected over other candidates like Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Colin Farell, Clive Owen, Jude Law and Hugh Jackman. Craig is no doubt a competent actor, having starred in films like 'The Jacket', 'Road to Perdition' and 'Layer Cake'. I felt Craig should consider himself lucky as I feel he lacks a certain suavity that Brosnan had is oodles. My choice would have been Hugh Jackman or Robbie Williams (yes, you read right). Both actors have that attitude required to pull off a Bond role. Craig is only the second Englishman to play the superspy, after Roger Moore.
In other Bond news, guess who might be paying the villain in the new Bond flick? Our very own 'bad man', Gulshan Grover! He's made rapid strides in Hollywood and here's wishing him and the new Bond all the very best. Bring on the guns, gadgets, cars and babes!