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Bond 23 gets UK release date ahead of US

Daniel Craig as 007 James Bond

Story by Jack Foley

MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment have announced that the UK release date for the eagerly anticipated 23rd James Bond adventure will be Friday, October 26, 2012.

The film will open at the Odeon Leicester Square and in cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

It will then open in the United States on November 9, 2012.

Bond 23 will see Daniel Craig continue his role as James Bond in the iconic movie franchise, with British director Sam Mendes at the helm of the as-yet untitled 23rd James Bond adventure.

The film will be produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

The last two films – Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace – had record-high grosses for the Bond franchise, with Casino Royale taking in $599 million in worldwide ticket sales and Quantum of Solace generating $577 million.

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