Helen McCrory Confirmed For New Bond Film 'Skyfall,' Ola Rapace Added

Briefly: One of the names often mentioned as a late addition to the cast of Skyfall, the twenty-third James Bond movie, is Helen McCrory. When EON Productions held a press conference last week to announce the title of the film and the beginning of the shoot, McCrory's name was not mentioned.

Today, however, the official Bond Twitter account has confirmed that McCrory will have a part in the movie. Along with her comes the announcement that Ola Rapace, the ex-husband of actress Noomi Rapace, will also be in the movie. We don't know anything about the role that either actor will play at this point. This will, I believe, be the first major feature role for Ola Rapace in an English language film.

Sam Mendes directs Skyfall, which stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, and Albert Finney. It will be released on October 26, 2012 in the U.K. and November 9, 2012 in the U.S.