Ralph Fiennes, whose next movie The Grand Budapest Hotel opens in theaters March 7, revealed during a recent interview that the highly-anticipated Bond 24 begins shooting this October. Here's what he had to say, explaining that he hasn't read the script yet.
"It's meant to start shooting in October. I haven't read a script yet, so I can't tell you much. They'd probably swear me to secrecy anyway."
The actor will reprise his role from Skyfall as Gareth Mallory, who takes over as the new "M" at MI6, replacing Judi Dench's unnamed character. Daniel Craig is coming back as James Bond, with Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw returning as Moneypenny and gadget maker Q.
No other cast members have been confirmed, but we reported in October that Kate Upton and Helen Flanagan were in contention to play the new "Bond girl." We also reported in November that MGM won back the rights to the villainous Blofield character and his evil organization S.P.E.C.T.R.E. after a legal battle that spanned more than 50 years. It hasn't been confirmed whether or not Blofield and S.P.E.C.T.R.E. will be a part of this new story. The villain has been portrayed by Anthony Dawson in From Russia with Love and Donald Pleasence in You Only Live Twice.