Former 007 star Sir Roger Moore tweets that he is available as a replacement...
Daniel Craig injured his knee earlier this week while shooting a fight scene for new Bond movie Spectre.
According to The Sun, extras were told to go home for the day after the actor sustained his injury, and the film’s tight shooting schedule was placed in jeopardy.
However, a spokesperson for the 46-year-old actor insisted any delay to the shooting schedule will be minimal, saying: “Daniel Craig sustained a knee sprain this week while shooting a fight sequence on the set of Spectre. He will be filming on Saturday as planned.”
As news of Craig’s injury spread online, former Bond star Sir Roger Moore gallantly took to Twitter to offer his services as a replacement.
Director Sam Mendes started shooting Spectre in December shortly after the title and full cast of the 24th Bond film were announced. Joining Daniel Craig’s 007 are double Oscar winner Christoph Waltz in an unspecified role, former Sherlock star Andrew Scott as a member of MI6 called Denbigh, Blue Is The Warmest Colour‘s Lea Seydoux as a Bond girl named Madeleine Swann, Guardians Of The Galaxy‘s Dave Bautista as a character called Mr Hinx and Italian actress Monica Bellucci as another female lead, Lucia Sciarra.
In the days leading up to the official announcement, it had been rumoured that Waltz, who won Oscars for his performances in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, would be playing a classic Bond villain, but this has not been confirmed.
Also returning alongside Daniel Craig are his Skyfall castmates Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q), Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner) and of course Ralph Fiennes (M).
The official plot synopsis for the film teases: “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 has since said that the film has a “better script” than Skyfall.
Spectre is set for release in cinemas on November 6 next year.