Albert Finney Joins Bond 23

The newest addition to the Bond series (still known as Bond 23 but with several rumoured names flying around the net) will doubtlessly be the most thespian-laden yet and director Sam Mendes has added Albert Finney to an already star-studded group.

The Daily Mail reports that Mendes brought Finney in to a recent table read as a surprise for the cast. He will be playing a Foreign Office chief and joins the likes of Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris as well as regulars Daniel Craig and Judi Dench.

Rumours that Mendes plans a dialogue-heavy take on the Bond film seem unlikely but with such a strong cast we can expect more heavyweight performances than ever before.

After a delay because of financial problems at MGM, Bond 23 is scheduled for an October 26th UK release next year.