Spectre Featurette Introduces The Bond Franchise’s New Female Recruits


While moviegoers continue to deliberate on exactly who will be singing the film’s main theme song, MGM and Sony have peeled back the curtain on a new Spectre featurette, one which spotlights the film’s new female recruits.

Narrated by Monica Bellucci and the award-winning Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color), here the newcomers offer up new information relating to their respective characters following their formal introduction some months ago. Up first is Bellucci’s Lucia Sciarra, who is on board to play “an Italian widow with secrets. Her mafioso husband is killed and she risks the same thing happening to her.” At 50 years of age, Bellucci is bringing a certain tenacity and maturity to her role in Spectre, with director Sam Mendes adding that the actress has that “certain amount of life experience and maturity, and she’s the whole package, really.”

On the other hand, Seydoux will assume the part of Madeleine Swann. It’s a role that the actress herself describes as a sensitive one: “She’s a doctor. She’s intelligent and a very sensitive and human character.” Having turned heads during her breakout performance in Blue, we’re holding out hope that the award-winner is given her fair dues in terms of screentime.

Stepping into the razor-sharp suit for the fourth time, Daniel Craig’s Bond will be sent on his most daring mission yet, as he tracks down the titular organization (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion). In doing so, he’ll uncover secrets about his own murky past; secrets that revolve around Christoph Waltz’s enigmatic villain.

With Craig, Seydoux and Monica Bellucci on board for the spy outing, Spectre‘s cast will be rounded out by Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, Dave Bautista, Naomie Harris, Stephanie Sigman.

Spectre will slink into theaters on November 6.

In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. Sam Mendes returns to direct SPECTRE, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. SPECTRE is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, from a script by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.

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