July 26, 2006

Bond film set for regal world premiere in London

By Stuart Kemp

LONDON (Hollywood Reporter) - The new James Bond movie
"Casino Royale" will make its world premiere in London on
November 14, organizers said Wednesday.

The screening at the Odeon Leicester Square represents the
annual Royal Film Performance, with all funds raised going to
the Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund.

Regional premieres will be staged 24 hours later in
Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leeds and Plymouth, the charity
said. "Casino Royale" will roll out across Britain and North
America on November 17.

The movie, directed by Martin Campbell, marks the
introduction of Daniel Craig as the secret agent 007.

Bond previously enjoyed a royal occasion as "Die Another
Day" was selected for the same honor in 2002. Last year's world
premiere of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and
the Wardrobe" got the royal nod.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter