Tuesday, April 16, 2024

James Bond Didn’t Attend Olympics Opening After All


We saw James Bond parachute with the Queen into Olympic Stadium last week, didn’t we? And then there he was, with the Queen, on video. But actor Daniel Craig wasn’t there on opening night–even as a guest. I asked him last night where he was during the grand Olympic opening ceremony? “Somewhere else,” he snapped at the opening last night of “The Bourne Legacy” starring his wife Rachel Weisz, who was married to “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky.

The pair fell in love on a movie that turned out to be quite a disaster, called “Dream House.” The film ended a nightmare, costing over $75 million and making just $37 million worldwide. Craig next stars in the James Bond film, “Skyfall,” which comes out this November most likely with a theme song (crossing our fingers) sung by Adele. Weisz, meantime, is a knockout as Jeremy Renner’s accomplice in “Bourne.”

Her next big role as the Wicked Witch of the East in “Oz,” with James Franco, opening next March. Sadly, that’s the Queen who gets the house dropped on her, and loses the ruby slippers to Dorothy. Luckily, Weisz is more like Gilda, the good witch, in what we call real life.

PS Here’s a link to the new “Skyfall” trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozgZvg3cggE


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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