Ben Whishaw News

Chiwetel Ejiofor Rumored for Next 'Bond' Villain

3:18 PM 4/4/2014 by Jeff Giles
MGM scored a casting coup when they hired Oscar-winner Javier Bardem to play the bad guy in Skyfall, and now it sounds like they're close to pulling off another one with the 24th entry in the well-traveled James Bond franchise: Variety reports that Chiwetel Ejiofor is the frontrunner for the job.

Dexter Fletcher Out As Director Of Freddie Mercury Pic; Creative Differences Cited – EXCLUSIVE: It’s back to the drawing board for a director on the untitled movie about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury that Graham King’s GK Films is making at Sony. King has quietly parted ways with British actor-turned-helmer Dexter Fletcher, who got the job after directing the musical Sunshine On Leith. I’ve heard that the two didn’t see eye to eye on what will be an R rated pic about Mercury, who’ll be played by Ben Whishaw. 6 weeks 12 hours ago via brucelee

John Logan Teases 'Bond 24'

3:28 PM 3/5/2014 by Binh Ngo
Production of the next James Bond movie is set for October this year, but the script is still being worked on, screenwriter John Logan said. "Right now the first draft is almost done,” Logan told Empire. "I'm terrifically excited about it! I've been working very closely with Sam (Mendes), and it’s been joyous to pick up from our work on Skyfall and just continue on with the storytelling."

Dexter Fletcher To Direct Freddie Mercury Biopic – The Freddie Mercury biopic has been through some choppy development waters as it heads to our screens, with talent both in front of and behind the camera attached and then gone. Now there is a pleasant surprise to report, with word that Sunshine On Leith’s Dexter Fletcher has made a deal to direct, with Ben Whishaw locked in as Mercury.

19 weeks 3 days ago via jackiechan

Ben Whishaw Uses Gadget to Declare Pinewood's 'Q' Stage Officially Open – The latest actor to play the James Bond gadget guru officially opened the studio facility's latest stage Dec. 4.LONDON – Ben Whishaw, the latest actor to play the famous Q character in the James Bond franchise, opened the latest state of the art stage facility at U.K. studio facility Pinewood. 20 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen

Ben Whishaw wanted for Freddie Mercury movie, says Roger Taylor – Queen drummer reveals Bond actor is band's preferred choice to play singer, after departure of Sacha Baron Cohen• Sacha Baron Cohen too well-known to play Freddie Mercury, says Brian MayJames Bond star Ben Whishaw is Queen's choice to play Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic, according to the band's drummer Roger Taylor. 26 weeks 3 days ago via jackiechan

Ben Whishaw Eyed To Play 'Moby Dick' Author Herman Melville In Ron Howard's 'In The Heart Of The Sea' – For a moment there, it looked like Ben Whishaw was going to do some tentpole hopping. After appearing last fall as the new Q in "Skyfall," the actor was being eyed for Steven Spielberg's "Robopocalypse"—until the filmmaker put it on hold indefinitely. Well, it was a minor blip for Whishaw, who filmed Terry Gilliam's "The Zero Theorem," which is coming to the Venice Film Festival, and is now being eyed for a part in Ron Howard's next movie.

40 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen

'Skyfall' Ben Whishaw: "Bond 24 will shoot this year" – Ben Whishaw reveals that he is preparing to reunite with Daniel Craig in 10 months' time. 1 year 9 weeks ago via jackiechan

Review: 'Skyfall' Provides Bond Fans with a 50th Anniversary Golden Watch

8:21 AM 11/10/2012 by Jeff Giles
Film franchises lose their way all the time, and the Bond series has more baggage than most -- but Skyfall acts as a lithe, brutal case study in how characters can stay vital no matter how many stories they've already told.

Watch Bond Converse With The New Q In A Clip From 'Skyfall' – James Bond has a new Q to haggle for weapons and gadgets, played by actor Ben Whishaw. Yahoo! Movies has another clip from Skyfall, the newest James Bond adventure, and it showcases Whishaw’s quartermaster chops. Skyfall hits theaters November 9th. 1 year 26 weeks ago via jetli
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