The James Bond Franchise Hires Its First Ever American-Born Director

Daniel Craig finally has someone to direct his swan song as the iconic spy. The official James Bond Twitter account and website confirmed Cary Joji Fukunaga will helm Bond 25. He’s the first American to direct a 007 film.

“Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig announced today that #Bond25 will begin filming at Pinewood Studios on 4 March 2019 under the helm of director, Cary Joji Fukunaga with a worldwide release date of 14 February 2020,” the official James Bond Twitter tweeted.

Fukunaga steps in for Danny Boyle who left the project due to creative differences. Sam Mendes directed the past two Bond films, Skyfall and Spectre.

“We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure,” producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli added.

Fukunaga is best known for directing and writing Beasts of No Nation staring Idris Elba. He also directed the critically-acclaimed first season of True Detective. His latest directorial effort, the dark comedy Maniac starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, is set to arrive on Netflix this week.

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