When your movie is loaded with actors like Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, and Ralph Fiennes it’s not exactly an easy task to add much more poise and class to your pool of talent. Sure, you might match it with a good name, but it’s hard to elevate the curve much further upwards. Sam Mendes figured out a way to do so though, by bringing in the legendary Albert Finney to play a government official with oversight of MI6, which promises delightful friction between Finney and Dench.
And no, I’m not going to back off that sentence. You picture that friction: picture it!
This will be Finney’s return to the big screen after a career hiatus due to a bout with cancer. Fortunately the five-time Oscar nominee is feeling ready to stand before a camera again, and in fact not only just for his first turn in a Bond film, but he’s even up for a reprise of his role in the American Bourne franchise!
News is about to start pouring out from Mendes’ Bond film, as filming begins next week and November will bring a press conference with more details. One assumes a confirmation of the rumored Skyfall title will come then, unless they have an entirely different moniker to announce.