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Bond movie halted after Daniel Craig suffers injury

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Adrian Cunningham | 15 May, 2019, 11:14

According to British newspaper The Sun (via Variety), star Daniel Craig sustained an injury while sprinting on the Jamaican set of the spy thriller, thus prompting production to be paused while he was flown to the USA for X-rays.

Citing an unnamed source, the publication reported that the actor was shooting one of his final scenes in Jamaica. He was sprinting during filming when he slipped and fell quite awkwardly.

"He was in a lot of pain and complaining about his ankle".

Little is known about the forthcoming film but director Cary Fukunaga and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson announced the cast during a press event in late April at late Bond author Ian Fleming's Jamaican villa. He was also pretty angry that it had happened.

While the creative heads behind Bond 25 reportedly hope production won't be held up for too long, The Sun reports that filming at Pinewood Studios in London has been canceled following Daniel Craig's injury.

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The Hollywood actor was reportedly flown to the USA so he could be examined by the same surgeon who treated England soccer star Harry Kane earlier this year.

It is not the first time that Craig, who performs many of his own stunts, has been injured on the set of a Bond film.

Bond 25 has been blighted by drama from the beginning, with Daniel's involvement in the film initially thrown into question when he claimed that he would rather "slash his wrists than reprise the role", before making a complete U-turn and signing up for the movie. The movies, however, don't go into his dark side as much, probably due to the fact the story wouldn't be as successful as a film.

Bond 25 is released in United Kingdom cinemas on April 3, 2020.

The cast, led by Craig, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas, have been on location in Jamaica but are heading back to Europe to link up with Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw.