JAMES BOND: 007 to Open the 2012 Olympics in London?
It reads like an April Fool's Joke, but London's The Sun is reporting that Daniel Craig as James will actually be kicking off the 2012 Olympics in England, at the request of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth.
The idea is that Daniel Craig will play 0007 for director Danny Boyle in the short film. Says The Sun, "She [Queen Elizabeth] asked him into Buckingham Palace to film spectacular scenes as 007 for London's sporting extravaganza. In the film, he arrives by Royal Appointment to be told his latest mission is to launch the Games. Her Majesty may even make a cameo appearance but the Palace is keeping details a secret.
"A billion people watching on TV around the world will see Bond getting his instructions before he is taken by helicopter to parachute into the Olympic stadium in Stratford, East London," the story continues. Daniel, 44, and a film crew headed by Trainspotting director Danny Boyle were given unprecedented access to The Queen's private rooms on Tuesday. Danny, creative director of the opening ceremony, has chosen to make MI6 agent Bond a key part of the spectacle which will kick-start the Olympics... 'They wanted the most iconic British film character inside the building most associated with London and with the monarch —and they got it," a source noted.
Things kick off on July 27th. For more, follow the link.
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