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James Bond News: 'Bond 24' Casting & Title to Be Revealed This Thursday in Live Stream!

Great news for James Bond fans – the Bond 24 title and casting will be revealed this Thursday (December 4) in a live stream from Pinewood Studios!

The stream will come live from the official James Bond site, where we will learn which villains and allies will be joining Daniel Craig in the upcoming film.

The countdown clock began on the official Twitter account today, and was later confirmed to be details about the upcoming movie.

Sam Mendes will return to direct after mega-hit Skyfall in 2012. Also expected to return are Ralph Fiennes as M, Ben Whishaw as Q and Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny.

Lea Seydoux Joins 'Bond 24' as Female Fatale Role (Report)

Lea Seydoux has reportedly landed the female fatale role in the highly anticipated movie Bond 24, according to the Daily Mail.

The 29-year-old French actress will soon be going through costume, make-up, and camera tests to determine her look for the movie. She will then meet with cast members Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, and Naomie Harris for a script rehearsal in late November before filming starts in December.

Lea is best known for her work in the film Blue Is the Warmest Color, for which she was awarded the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. She has also appeared in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Inglorious Bastards.

Oscar Nom Chiwetel Ejiofor Being Eyed for James Bond Villain!

Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to play the villain opposite Daniel Craig in the upcoming James Bond movie, according to Variety.

While no offer has been made yet, sources say that the 36-year-old actor is the front-runner for the role and scheduling is being worked out.

In addition to Daniel returning to his role as 007, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and Ben Whishaw will all be coming back for the new picture, as will Skyfall director Sam Mendes. Plot details are not currently known, but the film already has a release date set for November 6, 2015.

Chiwetel is best known for his Oscar nominated work in the movie 12 Years a Slave, but he has also played villains in the films Children of Men and Four Brothers.

Sam Mendes Directing Daniel Craig in 'Bond 24'!

Great news James Bond fans: Sam Mendes will be returning to the director’s chair to direct Daniel Craig in the upcoming untitled Bond 24!

It had been highly speculated whether or not the 47-year-old director would return for the flick, which is set to be released in UK theaters on October 23, 2015 and in US theaters on November 6, 2015. Skyfall writer John Logan is also returning.

“I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, [producer] Michael G. Wilson and [producer] Barbara Broccoli for a second time,” Sam said in a statement.

ARE YOU EXCITED for Bond 24???

Penelope Cruz: Next Bond Girl?

Penelope Cruz is reported to be the newest addition to the James Bond family, supposedly in talks to play an infamous Bond girl in the next film, according to Yahoo.

“The producers have tried to get Penelope before, but she has never been available because of other commitments,” a source close to the production said about the 39-year-old pregnant actress. “The discussions have been going on for some time and they are working out the contract details now.”

Penelope‘s husband Javier Bardem played the villain in last year’s hit Skyfall.

“She got back into shape fast after the first baby and will no doubt regain her figure quickly this time,” the source added. “She’ll be a great Bond girl. Bond girls are always brainy as well as sexy, and that’s totally Penelope.”

No word if the news is true!

WOULD YOU LIKE to see Penelope Cruz as the next Bond girl????

Dame Shirley Bassey: James Bond Tribute at Oscars 2013 (Video)

Dame Shirley Bassey belts out “Goldfinger” during a James Bond tribute at the 2013 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 24) in Hollywood.

The 76-year-old entertainer, who made her Oscars debut this evening, received the first standing ovation of the show!

Check out the complete tribute below, which features Halle Berry as presenter for the video montage before the amazing performance.

Also pictured inside: Shirley on the red carpet earlier in the evening.

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'Skyfall' Reclaims No. 1 Spot At Box Office, 'Playing For Keeps' Falls Short

Daniel Craig‘s Skyfall has returned to the number one spot in the box office this weekend!

The James Bond flick raked in another $11 million, bringing its domestic total to $261.2 million, according to THR.

Dreamworks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians climbed up to the number two spot with $10.5 million.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 came in at number three this weekend with $9.2 million.

Rounding out the top five were Lincoln and Life of Pi, which brought in $9.1 million and $8.3 million respectively.

Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel‘s new flick Playing For Keeps debuts at a disappointing number six slot with $6 million.

WHAT DID YOU SEE at the movies this weekend??

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