UK based actor Alex Reece mentioned yesterday on twitter that he had secured a “lead” role in the forthcoming Heineken beer commercial that is expected to tie into Skyfall. We understand that commercial is also set to star incumbent 007 actor, Daniel Craig and hear rumours that Sam Mendes will direct the featurette.
According to the post, Reece will play a Russian assassin on the tail of James Bond.
The actor’s online bio explains that Reece has experience in Karate, Judo and other martial arts. This, plus is vaguely slavic looks could have been the clincher in winning the young actor a part in the commercial.
About Skyfall – James Bond 23 (2012)
The new Bond movie will star Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Albert Finney and Judi Dench, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The 007 screenplay will be written by regular James Bond scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, working with John Logan (Gladiator & The Last Samurai). Director of American Beauty and Road To Perdition, Sam Mendes will be directing the new James Bond movie. MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment in a joint statement on 2nd June 2011 announced that “Bond 23″ will go on release in the UK on Friday, 26th October, 2012 and in the USA on 9th November 2012. The first major announcement from EON Productions and Sony Pictures came on 3rd November 2011 in London when the principle cast was announced, along with a rough plot line. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.