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As if to make up for the months of radio-silence, news on James Bond’s latest adventure continues to pour out, with the latest announcement being the addition of Helen McCrory and Ola Rapace to the cast. The news is quick on the heels of MGM’s big conference Saturday, which confirmed long-standing rumors that the 23rd “Bond” movie would be called Skyfall and that Javier Bardem would be playing the film’s villain.
Politically savvy viewers may remember McCrory for her role as Cherie Blair in both The Queen and The Special Relationship, though more will likely know her for her role as Narcissa Malfoy in the last three “Harry Potter” movies. Rapace is perhaps more recognizable for his last name, having been recently divorced from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace, though his credits in his home of Sweden are extensive.
Still no word on what their roles will be, but McCrory and Rapace are joining what could be the busiest “Bond” film yet, with Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Whishsaw also tied to yet unrevealed parts. That’s not even including new Bond Girl Bérénice Marlohe and franchise stalwart Judi Dench, who’s role as MI6 head M is rumoured to have expanded. The project has been generating a lot of buzz as of late, which should be welcome news to MGM considering that the franchises’ future was in question only a year ago.