If a report from The Sun is to be believed, there’s been more drama on the set of Bond 25 this week as Grace Jones is said to have quit the film in anger after being lined up for a cameo opposite Daniel Craig’s 007.
According to the tabloid’s “source”, Jones – who portrayed the iconic May Day in 1985’s A View to a Kill – had apparently been given premium accommodation and a red carpet welcome for what producers were hoping would be a crowd-pleasing cameo.
However, the supermodel, singer and actress was apparently offended by the size of the role on offer, and – having expected to play a more prominent role in proceedings – was said to have quit on the spot.
Bond 25 has been beset by difficulties, with various rumours circulating about the chaotic nature of the production, leading director Cary Joji Fukunaga to come out and deny reports that the crew were on the verge of mutiny. Throw into that an on-set explosion and an accident that put Daniel Craig out of action, and its fair to say its been anything but a smooth ride so far for 007’s next big screen outing.
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Bond 25 is set for release in the UK on April 3rd 2020 and in the U.S. on April 8th 2020 and stars Daniel Craig (James Bond), Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner), Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter), while new additions include Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel), Billy Magnussen (Velvet Buzzsaw), Dali Benssalah (A Faithful Man) and David Dencik (Top of the Lake).