After a grand world premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall, that witnessed several A-listers and Royals walking down the red carpet, Daniel Craig starrer No Time To Die is finally all set to release worldwide on Sept. 30. And with reports of the Central Bureau of Film Certification (CBFC) giving its stamp of approval to the espionage-thriller without any cuts, the Indian audience will also be able to catch all the action from the version that was meant for a worldwide release. With a few violent and intimate scenes being cut the last time, the studio was quite pleased with CBFC’s decision to pass No Time To Die without any cuts and understanding the significance of the concerned scenes.
The Cary Joji Fukunaga directorial No Time To Die is the 25th instalment of the popular spy franchise which will also mark Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as the fictional MI6 agent, James Bond. The 53-year-old English actor, who was unveiled as the face of the popular on-screen character in Casino Royale (2006) has gone on to reprise the role in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre, with No Time To Die marking the end of another Bond era.
Meanwhile, the internet is currently buzzing with opinions of suitable actors, who could replace Craig and take the Bond legacy ahead. And with Lashana Lynch character in No Time To Die being assigned the 007 number, post Craig’s retirement from the agency, the debate over a female actor taking over the character has been gaining momentum. Sharing his views on the same, Craig told Radio Times, “The answer to that is very simple. There should simply be better parts for women and actors of colour. Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?”
With the No Time To Die all set to release on Sept. 30, after being delayed thrice due to the pandemic, Craig will be joined by talented actors like Ana de Armas, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Christoph Waltz, with Rami Malek essaying the role of the main antagonist, Lyutsifer Safin.
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