The troubled production of the upcoming 25th installment in the James Bond franchise has reportedly suffered another blow: Star Daniel Craig is said to have suffered an on-set injury that has caused filming to be temporarily shut down.
UK gossip outlet The Sun was first to report the incident (so take that with a grain of salt, if you must), writing that Craig was filming a scene for "Bond 25" in which he was running, but slipped and fell, injuring his ankle. The actor was reportedly shooting one of the last scenes set in Jamaica, where the flick opens.
Here's how a source described the event to The Sun:
"[Craig] was sprinting during filming when he slipped and fell quite awkwardly.
“He was in quite a lot of pain and was complaining about his ankle.
“As you’d expect he was also pretty angry that it had happened. He threw his suit jacket on the ground in sheer frustration.”
According to the outlet, Craig was quickly rushed from Jamaica to the U.S. to meet with a specialist. But that means that filming at London's Pinewood Studios, set to begin this coming weekend, has been canceled, and the production is on indefinite hold while Craig heals.
This is just the latest setback for the as-yet-untitled "Bond 25," which has been delayed several times over the years. First, Craig held out from signing on for the flick; then, the project had trouble securing a director, with Danny Boyle briefly joining the production, only to walk away after reported creative clashes with Craig and the film's producers.
Cary Joji Fukunaga is now at the helm, with a script co-written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who was personally brought on board by Craig, to reportedly inject some humor into the flick). The film's release date is currently slated for April 8, 2020; we'll see if Craig's recovery time forces it to change once again.
[via: The Sun]