James Bond actor Daniel Craig will undergo ankle surgery after injuring himself while filming the spy franchise’s latest instalment, but the movie remains on schedule for an April 2020 release, producers said on Wednesday.
A posting on the official James Bond Twitter account said the surgery was minor and that Craig hurt himself while shooting in Jamaica.
Daniel Craig has been injured filming the next James Bond movie in Jamaica.
“Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020,” the tweet said.
The still untitled movie, known by the working title Bond 25, will be Craig’s fifth go-around as Britain’s most famous fictional secret agent.
The Sun reports that Craig, 51, slipped while running and fell awkwardly on set last week while filming an action sequence. His ankle was injured as a result. Craig was then flown from Jamaica to the US for X-rays.
The MGM spy franchise is one of the movie world’s most lucrative with 2015’s Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes, raking in US$880 million at the box office worldwide, while Skyfall in 2012, also directed by Mendes, grossed more than US$1 billion globally.
Bond 25 is being directed by American Cary Joji Fukunaga and will star Oscar winner Rami Malek, who is believed to play a villain in the film. Ralph Fiennes returns to play MI5 boss M, Ben Wishaw returns as the organisation’s quartermaster and Naomie Harris will reprise her role as Moneypenny.