Ben Whishaw News

'Bond 24' Will Begin Production This December

1:17 PM 9/16/2014 by Binh Ngo
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According to the MI6 website, the 24th James Bond movie will begin lensing on December 6. Daniel Craig will return to play Britain's iconic spy, with Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, and Rory Kinnear also returning to reprise their roles. Filming was supposed to begin earlier, but a rewrite of John Logan's script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade pushed the start date back.

Ben Whishaw Is the Voice of 'Paddington'

7:55 PM 7/17/2014 by Binh Ngo
Paddington lost his voice last month when Colin Firth, who felt he wasn't right for part, backed out of the movie. British actor Ben Whishaw has been chosen as Firth's replacement, according to Variety.

Ben Whishaw Replaces Colin Firth As The Voice Of 'Paddington' Bear – “After a period of denial, we’ve chosen ‘conscious uncoupling,’” Colin Firth told Entertainment Weekly last month about his role as the voice of “Paddington” bear for The Weinstein Company’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s story character. The Academy Award winner had voiced the character, but dropped out of production mid-way. 6 years 39 weeks ago via donnieyen

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. 7 years 5 weeks 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.

7 years 19 weeks 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. 7 years 19 weeks ago via donnieyen
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