Filming for latest James Bond movie suspended after Daniel Craig injures ankle


According to British newspaper The Sun (via Variety), star Daniel Craig sustained an injury while sprinting on the Jamaican set of the spy thriller, thus prompting production to be paused while he was flown to the USA for X-rays.

The source said: "Daniel was suited and booted for one of the last scenes in Jamaica". A source who spoke with the gossip tabloid, The Sun, said that "he was sprinting during filming when he slipped and fell quite awkwardly". Daniel was extremely pissed to be injured as he was in a lot of pain.

Craig had to be flown to the U.S. for x-rays, leaving the production held up.

'As you'd expect he was also pretty angry that it had happened.

The production of the next James Bond film can't seem to catch a break. While shooting Casino Royale, Craig had two of his teeth knocked out during his first stunt scene in the role.

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The next instalment in the Bond film series was scheduled to begin shooting at its second location, Pinewood Studios in London, at the end of the week, but those plans have reportedly been canned as a result of Craig's injury. Other new additions include Ana De Armas, Lashana Lynch, David Dencik, Billy Magnussen, and Dali Benssalah; returning cast members include Lea Seydoux, Jeffrey Wright, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Naomi Harris, and Ralph Fiennes.

The new film in the Bond franchise has had a tumultuous journey.

The unnamed film - scheduled for release next April and rumoured to be a remake of 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service starring George Lazenby - opens with Bond having left active service. Cary Fukunaga stepped in to direct, while Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge was brought in to punch up the script.

Bond's arch-enemy will be played by Oscar-winner Rami Malek, who starred as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.