EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Sony Pictures Entertainment have released (via USA Today) four brand-new photos for the upcoming Spectre profiling the new and returning Bond girls for the film.
Léa Seydoux plays the role of Madeleine Swann, who is described as follows: “The doctor daughter of an assassin, Swann comes into contact with Bond at her Austrian clinic, and while there is a spark between them, their first meeting is abrupt, to say the least.”
Monica Bellucci also stars as Lucia Sciarra, who is the widow of a murdered mafioso. Bellucci had the following to say about her character: “She comes from a man’s world, but when the attraction between them takes place and she realizes her feminine power on him, then she trusts him to save her.”
Naomi Harris returns as Eve Moneypenny for the film, and says that her arc from Skyfall carries over into where we find her character in Spectre. “(It) made her reassess what she was doing as a profession and what she wanted to do with the rest of her life,” Harris says. “She wants to support in a different way. There’s a maturity in that decision and a groundedness you see with her.”
Finally we have Stephanie Sigman as Estrella who wouldn’t reveal anything about her character to the outlet, not even her last name. “She’s a lot like me,” the actress said. “We like to have fun and we’re joyful people. I found her really easy to play and go with the flow and just be me.”
Directed by the Academy Award winning Sam Mendes (Skyfall), Spectre also stars Daniel Craig (Casino Royale, Munich), Ben Wishaw (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, I’m Not There), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Invisible Woman), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds), David Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Man with the Iron Fists), Andrew Scott (Locke, “Sherlock”) and Rory Kinnear (Quantum of Solace, The Imitation Game).
In the movie, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
SPECTRE (SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion), as Bond fans know, is a fictional global terrorist organization featured in Ian Fleming’s novels, as well as the films and video games based on those novels. The organization was led by the villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, although the cast is definitely playing it coy about whether or not Blofeld will actually appear in the new film.
Spectre, written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, hits theaters and IMAX on November 6, 2015.