The 2012 Olympic Games in London are getting a little help from a familiar friend. After receiving a personal invitation from the Queen herself, Daniel Craig agreed to, and shot, an introduction to the upcoming summer Olympics for director Danny Boyle. The Slumdog Millionaire helmer has been busy putting together the Opening Ceremonies, and apparently Bond/Craig will play a part in the opening video entitled “The Arrival.” Sequences were shot at Buckingham palace, and rumors abound that the Queen herself will be making an appearance.
Craig’s involvement was first reported by The Sun on Sunday, but it was April Fools’ Day and all so we were hesitant to take the story at face value. Nevertheless, it now appears that a Bond-infused Olympics is definitely on. If you want to read details regarding Craig’s stunt-filled role in the video, hit the jump.
We caught up with actor James Franco and Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle today at a roundtable interview to talk about their new film, 127 Hours, about the true life story of mountain climber Aron Ralston who becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. While we were at it, we asked them about their upcoming projects. James told us why he decided to do Rise of the Apes and what it was like to have an opportunity to work opposite Andy Serkis. Boyle also described how honored he felt to be asked to direct the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympics. Hit the jump for their comments and look for the full interview soon: