Okay, so James Bond 22 or Casino Royale 2 or Daniel Craig Stars in "Yeah, Betcha Don't Think I'm a Pansy Now, Bitches" or whatever you want to call it (since there's no final title yet) just kicked off production yesterday at Pinewood in London. As you might have gathered Craig is back, scribes Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Paul Haggis are back but director Martin Campbell (GoldenEye) isn't. Instead, helming is Marc Forster (most recently, The Kite Runner and Stranger Than Fiction).

Also new is bad guy Mathieu Amalric as Dominic Greene, which they tell us is "a leading member of the villainous organization introduced in Casino Royale". SPECTRE, baby. Bring on SPECTRE. Hell yes.

Anyway, I tried to find a vid or a picture that would really get across him as a villain, but considering he's currently getting acclaim for playing a guy who can only communicate by blinking and can't move the rest of his body, that's sort of hard to come by. We'll have to make do with this reaction shot, where he learned that Aishwarya Rai still hasn't been cast as a Bond Girl.

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What can I say to that except "Dude, I know."

Olga Kurylenko is Camille. And if you can see that name without hearing Eddie Murphy doing an impression of Bill Cosby saying it in your head, then you're better than I am. And while you may not recognize Olga's name, those of you unfortunate enough to have paid money to see Hitman will recognize her from that film. I could post a vid from that film, but honestly, bits from that film where characters were talking rather than trying to kill one another were excruciating. I'll give you this instead:

Update: Damn, the embed option's been taken away. Oh well...you can still find it here.

There's also Gemma Arterton, who's playing an MI6 agent named Fields. She's new as well. Check her out in this trailer for St. Trinian's. She's the one with the rather short black hair. I know it looks like there's a lot of them, but she stands out trust me.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

Good God, that looks like it has a lot of potential. Colin Firth, Stephen Fry, Russell Brand and Rupert Everett in drag? How did I not know about this?

Anyway, Judi Dench is back, and so are Jeffrey Wright and Giancarlo Giannini.

Film hits November 7th of this year. More as we get it and find it of interest.

Update: The title...revealed.

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