Hollywood star Daniel Craig will undergo an ankle surgery for an injury he sustained earlier this month while filming Bond 25.
"Daniel Craig will be undergoing a minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica. The 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," announced the franchise's official Twitter account.
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
— James Bond (@007) May 22, 2019
The 51-year-old actor fell during an action sequence on the set of the latest James Bond film. A source close to the film said, "He was sprinting when he slipped and fell quite awkwardly. He was in quite a lot of pain and was complaining about his ankle".
The news does not appear to be a major setback for the yet-to-be-titled Bond 25. Original director Danny Boyle exited the project last August over creative differences, which led to its release being delayed nearly six months from October 2019 to April 2020. The film 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.
Other than Jamaica, the film will be shot in London, Italy and Norway.