‘James Bond 25’ Movie Lands a Timely Title

Daniel Craig returns as 007 in the new movie, set for release this April

Last Updated: August 20, 2019 @ 9:36 AM

The 25th James Bond movie will be titled No Time To Die,” the official 007 Twitter account announced Tuesday.

The film starring Daniel Craig returning as Bond opens in the U.K. on April 3, 2020 and on April 8 in the U.S.

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga for what will be Craig’s fifth entry in the franchise, “No Time To Die” finds Bond having left active service and enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Best Actor Oscar winner Rami Malek is joining the cast as the film’s villain, and other newcomers include Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch and David Dencik.

TheWrap also confirmed that Christoph Waltz is returning to the series to reprise his role as the villain Blofeld. Waltz made his appearance as the iconic Bond villain in 2015’s “Spectre.” He’ll be joined by other returning cast members, including Ralph Fiennes as MI6 head M, Ben Whishaw as the organization’s quartermaster Q, Naomie Harris as Bond’s assistant Moneypenny, Lea Seydoux as his former flame Dr. Madeleine Swann, Rory Kinnear as MI6 chief of staff Bill Tanner and Jeffrey Wright as Bond’s CIA counterpart Felix Leiter.

In June, we got a brief teaser of Craig back in action in Jamaica after sustaining an ankle injury on set. The clip gave a look at Wright and newcomer Lashana Lynch as Nomi.

Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns, Fukunaga and “Fleabag” star Phoebe Waller-Bridge are all credited with writing the screenplay based on Ian Fleming’s characters.

Check out a teaser released below:

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