Daniel Craig, Jamie Bell mingle with guests

James Bond arrived in Gotham Monday, but 007 talk was put aside as Daniel Craig discussed his latest pic, “Defiance,” at Monday’s premiere.

Craig talked up the film on the red carpet but skipped the crowded after-party at Thompson LES Hotel, where co-stars Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell mingled with guests.

At the soiree, helmer Edward Zwick said the pic, based on a 1993 book by Nechama Tec about a band of Jewish brothers who led a resistance movement against the Nazis during WWII, took over a decade to get off the ground. Zwick cited the script as the main reason for the delay.

“The first version covered three years (of the story), and it took a while to rewrite it and learn how to tell it properly,” he said.

The preem came on the heels of the Golden Globes, where the film was nominated in just one category — original score — but Zwick said he wasn’t upset.

“When you have done this as many times as I have, you realize that you get praised sometimes and sometime you are casually disregarded. You just have to go with it.”

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