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June 15, 2009

Morgan to co-write next Bond film

British scribes Peter Morgan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have been tapped to write the next installment in the James Bond film franchise.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions Ltd. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures announced the screenwriters' hiring for the as-yet-untitled 23rd 007 flick Friday.

Morgan has previously penned Frost/Nixon, The Last King of Scotland and The Queen, while Purvis and Wade collaborated on the most recent Bond pictures The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

Daniel Craig is set to reprise his role as Ian Fleming's iconic secret agent in the film, which will be an MGM release of an EON production. A date for the start of production has not yet been confirmed.

Peter, Neal and Robert are extraordinarily talented and we're looking forward to working with the three of them, Wilson and Broccoli said in a statement.