Details of the eagerly anticipated 24th James Bond film have been revealed. On Thursday it was announced that for the fourth time Daniel Craig would reprise his role as 007 in the Secret Service agent's latest adventure Spectre, which will be directed by Sam Mendes.
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Making up the star-studded cast are previous Bond actors Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear and Bond girl Naomie Harris.
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Left to right: Naomie Harris, Léa Seydoux, Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci and Christopher Waltz
Django Unchained actor Christoph Waltz, French star Léa Seydoux and martial artist Dave Bautista have also signed up for the movie along with Italian screen siren Monica Bellucci.
Léa and Monica will play Bond girls Madeleine Swann and Lucia Sciarra.
As was rumoured, Sherlock star Andrew Scott, who plays Moriarty in the show alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, is also joining the film franchise.
According to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment, Spectre will be shot across London, Mexico City, Rome and Tangier and Erfoud in Morocco.
Monica Bellucci, 50, has joined the cast as Lucia Sciarra
"A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation," said the film's producers of its plot. "While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre."
Spectre, which stands for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, is a fictional global terrorist organisation headed by the villainous Ernst Stavro Blofeld, which features in Ian Flemming's original James Bond novels.
Christopher Waltz will be playing the character of Hans Oberhauser, fuelling rumours that he will revive the character of Blofeld – who is a master of disguise.
David Walliams, a known super fan of the spy series, excitedly heralded the return of the evil organisation by retweeting Sir Roger Moore's statement: "So Blofeld is back!"
Director Sam Mendes unveiling Bond's new Aston Martin
Bond enthusiasts were also excited to learn that the secret agent has a sleek new Aston Martin, the DB10, which has been created exclusively for for the film.
Spectre is due for release on 23 October 2015.