“Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica,” the franchise’s official Twitter account posted. “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.”
BOND 25 update: Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming 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. pic.twitter.com/qJN0Sn4gEx
According to the Sun, the actor fell earlier this month while sprinting on the set of the latest James Bond film.
“He was sprinting during filming when he slipped and fell quite awkwardly,” a source told the British tabloid. “He was in quite a lot of pain and was complaining about his ankle.”
News of the injury first emerged earlier this month, when production in Jamaica was delayed after the 51-year-old Craig reportedly was hurt while filming an action sequence.
The news does not appear to be a major setback for the yet-to-be-titled “Bond 25.” Original director Danny Boyle exited last August over creative differences, which led to the film’s release being delayed nearly six months from October 2019 to April 2020.
“Bond 25” will now be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and co-stars Oscar-winner Rami Malek, Ana De Armas, Lashana Lynch, David Dencik, Billy Magnussen, Dali Benssalah, Lea Seydoux, Jeffrey Wright, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes. Along with shooting in Jamaica, it’s set to shoot in locations including London, Italy and Norway.
The film is scheduled for release in the U.K. through Universal on April 3, 2020, and in the U.S. through United Artists Releasing on April 8, 2020.