October 11, 2016

Some positive news about Daniel and Bond 25, finally!

Sporting a platinum-blond crew cut that somehow gave his head even more right angles than usual, Daniel Craig took the stage at the New Yorker Festival Friday night to discuss his life and career, a conversation in which one question loomed above all others: Was he ever going to play James Bond again? By way of an answer, Craig recalled the time last year he said he would prefer to slash his wrists rather than do another Bond movie. “They say that shit sticks, and that definitely stuck,” he said with a laugh. “It was the day after filming [stopped on Spectre]. I’d been away from home for a year.” The physical strains of the role combined with the distance from his family take a toll, he said. Craig was careful, though, about not seeming to complain too much: “Boo-hoo. It’s a good gig. I enjoy it.”

In the short term, Craig’s schedule is full of other projects: He’s shooting Steven Soderbergh’s NASCAR-heist film Logan Lucky (the reason for the hair), preparing to play Iago off-Broadway, and will star in and produce Showtime’s adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s Purity. He said there have been “no conversations” about the next Bond film: “Everyone’s a bit tired.” Still, Craig didn’t seem like he was ready to hang up the role for good. “As far as I’m concerned, I’ve got the best job in the world. I’ll keep doing it as long as I still get a kick out of it,” he said. Then, later: “If I were to stop doing it, I would miss it terribly.”

Source: Vulture

October 08, 2016

Daniel spoke onstage with journalist, Nicholas Schmidle, during the New Yorker Festival 2016 yesterday. I have added 32 high-quality photos into the gallery. I will update this post if I find a video of the interview.

October 05, 2016

Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon ET October 5 for New York Theatre Workshop’s Othello, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold and starring David Oyelowo (Selma) and Daniel Craig (Spectre).

The Shakespearean classic will begin performances Off-Broadway November 22 with an official opening night scheduled for December 12. The limited engagement is set to run through January 18, 2017, at NYTW, located at 79 E. 4th Street, New York. Visit NYTW.org to order tickets.

Oyelowo and Craig will be joined by David Wilson Barnes (Bridge of Spies), Marsha Stephanie Blake (Orange is the New Black), Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards), Blake DeLong (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Glenn Fitzgerald (Dirty Sexy Money), Slate Holmgren (King Lear), Anthony Michael Lopez (The Penalty), Matthew Maher (The Flick), Nikki Massoud (Zealot), Kyle Vincent Terry (Robin Hood) and Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story).

Season memberships for the 2016-17 season are also on sale at NYTW.org or (212) 460-5475.

Source: Playbill

September 30, 2016

Eon Productions want Daniel Craig to return for the next 007 instalment, according to a senior production exec on the franchise.

Speaking on the UK’s BBC Radio 4 Today program, exec producer Callum McDougall, who has worked on the last four Bond titles, said Craig was “absolutely the first choice” for series producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, who run 007 production banner Eon Productions.

When asked if Craig would be returning to the role McDougall said: “I wish I knew. We love Daniel. We would love Daniel to return as Bond. Without any question he is absolutely Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli’s first choice. I know they’re hoping for him to come back.”

Source: Deadline

September 20, 2016

When The Killers walked on stage Sunday night for the closing set of Music Midtown 2016, the familiar guitar strains of the James Bond theme blared from the speakers.

Some may have thought that the Las Vegas band enjoys a good Bond flick and that the British guy who introduced them was a well-toned road manager.

But nope – it was Daniel Craig, the most recent Bond, who is in Atlanta filming “Logan Lucky.” The actor, who is sporting tattoos and a blonde buzz cut for the role, is apparently a big fan of the band and attended Music Midtown on Sunday specifically to see them (the introduction was apparently a last-minute decision).

Source: Atlanta Music Scene

August 26, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop has announced performance and ticket-on-sale dates for Othello, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold and starring David Oyelowo (Selma) and Daniel Craig (Spectre).

The Shakespearean classic will begin performances Off-Broadway November 22 with an official opening night scheduled for December 12. The limited engagement is set to run through January 18, 2017, at NYTW, located at 79 E. 4th Street, New York. Single tickets will go on sale October 5 at noon.

Oyelowo and Craig will be joined by David Wilson Barnes (Bridge of Spies), Marsha Stephanie Blake (Orange is the New Black), Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards), Blake DeLong (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Glenn Fitzgerald (Dirty Sexy Money), Slate Holmgren (King Lear), Anthony Michael Lopez (The Penalty), Matthew Maher (The Flick), Nikki Massoud (Zealot), Kyle Vincent Terry (Robin Hood) and Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story).

Through its CheapTix initiative and TodayTix partnership, NYTW will offer all tickets for the first two performances of Othello, plus a limited number of tickets to all other performances, for $25 via mobile lottery. The entry period for the first two performances will begin at 12:01 AM ET September 24 and continue through noon September 30, when winners will be offered the opportunity to purchase $25 tickets.

The entry period for all other performances will begin each performance day at 12:01AM ET and continue until winners are notified via push notification 3-4 hours before the selected performance begins. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner.

Othello will feature scenic design by Andrew Lieberman (Look Back in Anger), costume design by David Zinn (An Act of God), lighting design by Jane Cox (Noises Off), sound design by Bray Poor (War) and fight direction by Thomas Schall (The Crucible). Andrew Wade (Matilda) will serve as the voice director, and Michael Sexton (Titus Andronicus) will serve as dramaturg and text consultant.

Season memberships for the 2016-17 season are also on sale at NYTW.org or (212) 460-5475.

Source: Playbill

August 12, 2016

Daniel Craig had spoken about his desire to move on from the James Bond character after last year’s 007 movie Spectre. When he recently signed on to star in a 20-episode TV series, Purity for Showtime, that seemed like further indication that he had hung up the tuxedo for good. But doing the limited series doesn’t necessarily mean that he would not be available to do another Bond movie, should he opt to do that.

“It depends when they do the next James Bond movie, but I don’t think it precludes him is the answer,” Showtime CEO David Nevins said at TCA on Thursday. “This will largely be completed during the course of 2017, depending how long they’re willing to wait and shoot the next Bond. There might be some breaks somewhere, but [production] will be fairly continuous.”

There has been a lot of speculation about actors who could be in contention to succeed Craig as the next James Bond, though rumors also crop up from time to time that Craig might be asked to reprise the role again.

Source: Deadline