Daniel Craig will be donning the tuxedo as James Bond for the last time in the still untitled Bond 25. The film, which is scheduled for a February 14, 2020 release date, has suffered many ups and downs. In the aftermath of Danny Boyle’s exit and Cary Fukunaga taking over as director, a lot of changes were made…
Will Dakota Johnson and Emma Stone be the next Bond Grils?
Probably not, but the rumour is out there thanks to Italian publication SassiLive.
SassiLive is the local publication of the Sassi di Matera districts, of the Italian city of Matera, Basilicata.
Their article reports that extensive filming of Bond 25 will take place in the city of Matera.
A throwaway line in the article mentions both the La La Land and the 50 Shades stars as “probable” participants in the upcoming filming.
The likelihood of this rumour proving true is slim, however.
Both Stone and Johnson are in upcoming movies whose schedules could conflict with Bond 25’s.
Johnson is appearing in the upcoming The Friend alongside Jake Owen and Casey Affleck.
The Friend should be finished shooting by the spring, giving her just enough time to make it to Italy…
Stone is preparing to play the Disney villain Cruella de Vil, with exact dates of production unknown.
She has already worked with Cary Fukunaga on the Netflix series Mania.
According to the same report, the filming and potential casting decisions came to fruition last year and will be unveiled by Bond bosses in the near future.
If true, Stone and Johnson would be joining Bond actress Lea Seydoux for Craig’s final outing as 007.
SassiLive reports that filming will begin on Saturday, April 6, 2019, in the historic centre of the area.
Of particular interest are, Piazza del Sedile, Via Ridola, Piazza San Francesco and views of the Sassi and the area of the Murgia.
Other set locations named by the publication are Palazzo Gattini in Piazza Duomo, Casa Diva in Via Giumella, apopular hotel Sextantio in the Sasso Barisano, and the Beach Restaurant Riva dei Ginepri in Marina di Pisticci.
Not much is known about the upcoming Bond 25 movie.
When Boyle left the project, the script he had commissioned from collaborator John Hodge was also dropped.
Instead, Bond 25 will be penned once again by Bond alumnus Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
Bond 25 will be out in cinemas on February 14, 2019.