Daniel Craig to have SURGERY after injuring his ankle while filming Bond 25 in Jamaica
- Daniel Craig is to undergo surgery on his injured ankle while filming Bond 25
- The actor reportedly slipped while shooting a running scene in Jamaica last week
- Daniel will need to have two weeks of rehabilitation after surgery
- Production will continue while Craig is recovering from the operation
- The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020
Daniel Craig is to undergo surgery on his injured ankle after he reportedly slipped while shooting a running scene for Bond 25 last week.
The actor, 51, will need to have the operation on his foot and then undergo two weeks of rehabilitation.
The official Twitter account for Bond 25 released the statement on Wednesday: ‘Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica.
Painful: Daniel Craig is to undergo surgery on his injured ankle after he reportedly slipped while shooting a running scene for Bond 25 last week
‘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’.
The Hollywood hunk was reportedly flown to the US after the fall so he could be examined by the same surgeon who has treated England soccer star Harry Kane.
Treatment: The actor, 51, will need to have the operation on his foot and then undergo two weeks of rehabilitation
Official: The Twitter account for Bond 25 released the statement: ‘Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica’
The Sun reports the 007 actor tweaked his ankle ligaments after falling during filming for a high-octane scene for his fifth outing as the iconic Secret Service Agent.
The Layer Cake actor is said to have flown to New York City for treatment, but is thought to be ‘furious’ that he injured himself after months of gruelling preparation for the role.
Daniel, who is reprising his role as Bond for the fifth and final time, was said to flown to the US for X-rays and was allegedly examined by the same surgeon who treated England captain Harry Kane’s ankle injury.
The updates comes after production for the upcoming James Bond movie was reportedly suspended after Daniel’s injury.
One to watch: Bond 25 cast (L-R) Lea Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Daniel, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch began filming the new movie last month
A source told the publication: ‘He was sprinting during filming when he slipped and fell quite awkwardly.
‘He was in quite a lot of pain and was complaining about his ankle.
‘As you’d expect he was also pretty angry that it had happened. He threw his suit jacket on the ground in sheer frustration.’
MailOnline contacted Daniel’s representatives for comment at the time.
Bond 25 has been blighted by drama from the beginning, with Daniel’s involvement in the film initially thrown into question when he claimed that he would rather ‘slash his wrists than reprise the role’, before making a complete U-turn and signing up for the movie.
Filming for the movie began last month, four years after the previous Bond film, Spectre, was released.
Yet it has been claimed the screenplay for the untitled film is being endlessly re-written by a committee consisting of director Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and 007 himself, Daniel.
Quit: Bond 25 has been beset with production problems. Original director Danny Boyle left by mutual consent, after proposing to kill off 007
‘She’s writing a re-write of a re-write,’ a film-making source told the Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye of Waller-Bridge’s recent involvement in the project.
‘Daniel’s writing. Cary’s writing. The crew reckon they’re working on a well-polished s**t show.
‘They have an outline of plot, but dialogue is all last-minute. It’s not the way to make a movie. I would imagine they’ll sort it out in the cutting room. That’s where most movies get made anyway. But you’d think the Bond lot would be more together.’
The cast, led by Craig, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas, have been on location in Jamaica but are heading back to Europe to link up with Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw.
Bond 25 has been beset with production problems.
Original director Danny Boyle left by mutual consent, after proposing to kill off 007.
On board: Craig felt more improvements were needed, and enticed Fleabag and Killing Eve superstar Phoebe Waller-Bridge to join the writing team
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