Phoebe Waller-Bridge discussed her contributions to the screenplay for the upcoming James Bond film No Time to Die.
After portraying James Bond in four previous films starting with Casino Royale in 2006, Daniel Craig will retire from the role of 007 with the release of No Time to Die. Over the course of the production on No Time to Die, multiple individuals have lent their talent to the screenplay for the next James Bond film, including award-winning Fleabag star and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
During an interview on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show, Phoebe Waller-Bridge revealed that she had been dreaming of working on a James Bond film months before receiving a call from 007 franchise producer Barbara Broccoli. While the screenplay for No Time to Die had already been completed, Phoebe Waller-Bridge noted that she had been tasked with providing alternatives to scenes or story ideas:
“They did give me some scenes and then be like, can you write some alternatives for this or have another idea about where it could go in the middle or how it would end. And then I would just give them options and various scenes and then they would take what they want. But there was a lot people writing – the director [Cary Fukunaga] was a writer on it as well. And there’d been a few writers before.”
Phoebe Waller-Bridge added after having great conversations with Daniel Craig while working on the script, the final script ultimately ended up being “a big sort of melting pot of everybody’s ideas the whole time.”
Here is the official synopsis for No Time to Die:
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga from a script co-written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, No Time to Die stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, David Dencik and Dali Benssalah.
No Time To Die will be released in theaters on April 10, 2020. (via Independent)