James Bond Movie Spectre Announced With Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux

Daniel Craig attends the photocall of the 24th Bond Film "Spectre"
Daniel Craig attends the photocall of the 24th Bond Film "Spectre" Karwai Tang/WireImage.com

Craig, Daniel Craig. The British star, 46, will continue his run as the famed James Bond in a new movie next year.

After previously appearing in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall, Craig will star in an upcoming 2015 installment called Spectre. The action flick was announced in a Buckinghamshire, England press event on Thursday, Dec. 4.

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Skyfall director Sam Mendes will return to helm Spectre, which also stars James Bond movie vets Rory Kinnear, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, and Ben Whishaw. The title is an acronym for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion. 

The high-octane action flick will make its debut more than three years after Mendes introduced Skyfall.

"I felt an attachment to the characters that we created in Skyfall," the director said in an interview with BBC Radio. "I felt like there was unfinished business, and that there was a lot more I could do with them once I'd kind of stepped aside and had some time off."

Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci
Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci attend a photocall to mark the start of production on the 24th Bond Film, "Spectre" Dave M. Benett/WireImage.com

Due out on Nov. 6, 2015, the 24th James Bond movie will introduce some new faces to the decades-long franchise. Christoph Waltz has been tapped for a character named Oberhauser, Dave Bautista will play Mr. Hinx, Monica Bellucci will star as Lucia Sciarra, Léa Seydoux will play Madeleine Swann, and Andrew Scott will appear as character Denbigh.

Spectre has big shoes to fill as the last James Bond movie became the highest-grossing UK film and the ninth-highest-grossing movie of all time. Skyfall brought in more than $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office. 

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