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Daniel Craig’s no-smoking Bond

Posted by Luminus on December 9, 2005

James Bond is locked in a battle with a new enemy – cigarettes.

Film bosses have reportedly decided new 007 Daniel Craig can’t smoke in ‘Casino Royale’ – because of the “need for Hollywood to set an example to young people”

The decision will stun fans of the original book, in which the dashing spy was a chain-smoker

It isn’t the first time producers have struggled to reconcile Ian Fleming’s book and the upcoming film

Earlier this year director Martin Campbell admitted filming a nasty torture scene – where Bond has his manhood whacked with a carpet-beater – would be difficultThe scene sees 007’s enemy, Le Chiffre, “tenderise” the hero’s private parts with a cane carpet-beater.
The episode is one of the most well-known moments in the spy thriller Bond arch in an “involuntary spasm” as the baddie tortures him – would be a challenge.

However Campbell said filming the scene – which is supposed to see He is quoted in Britain’s Daily Star newspaper as saying: “I’m still not quite sure how I’m going to film that scene”


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