In a recent interview with MTV, actor Daniel Craig talked about his upcoming role, playing James Bond, in Casino Royale.

['Crash' writer] Paul Haggis has done a rewrite of the script and has written great dialogue. The lead girl part is fantastic, the characters are all fantastic. It's a Bond film. We're making a Bond movie first and foremost." Naming "From Russia With Love" as his favorite series installment, the 37-year-old star said although director Martin Campbell will be returning from "GoldenEye," the November '06 release (and 21st film in the series) will be unlike both those movies. "It's going to be very different from anything else ... it will have certain elements that will make it a Bond movie," including Ian Fleming source material, reportedly updated to change Bond's game of baccarat into the trendier Texas Hold 'Em. "The cars are newer too," Craig laughed. "There's a lot of similarities with the book but yes, of course it's been updated. It has to be. It's a suspension of disbelief that we're renewing Bond, and that this is the first time you see him." Finally, he admitted, "Yes, I could fail miserably, but maybe I can do something that's different and make the franchise last another 30 years — as opposed to another three." Either way, he'll get to play with some cool toys and drink a lot of martinis. "I do that anyway," he grinned.

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Brian B.