HOLLYWOOD – Daniel Craig stars in new Ken Loach movie, based on a script written by the James Bond actor.

Ken Loach has signed on to direct a new movie based on the life of James Bond 007 actor Daniel Craig. The Land and Freedom director spoke to the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:

First I was going to retire after I, Daniel Blake, but then Dan came up to me after a screening and it turned out he loved the film and he had a project. He said ‘The film is about someone called Daniel. And I’m called Daniel.’ Then he started laughing for five minutes. He didn’t stop. It got a bit worrying. The next week I got a script through the door. It was anonymous but I suspected it was the work of Daniel Craig.

How come?

Well, the title. I, Daniel Craig. And it’s also about this actor who becomes James Bond and then hates it and has to fight against it. I saw it immediately as a metaphor for Brexit Britain.


A metaphor. Brexit Britain. Craig wants to leave James Bond, but frankly it’s a really bad idea and he’s going to regret it for years and years. He won’t have any money at all. There’s a wonderful scene where he’s forced to go to a food bank while shooting Cowboys and Aliens.

I, Daniel Craig will be released in 2019.

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HOLLYWOOD – The new Ken Loach movie I, Daniel Blake criticized for lack of car chases.

It might have won the Palme d’Or at Canne this year, but the new Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake has come under fire for its lack of car chases. English film critic Barrymore Barrymore took the film to task in a review published in The Daily Mail:

It’s all very well showing the shortcomings of the social welfare system, etc. the plight of the working class etc. the hardship of a single parent family etc. but there are so few car chases that it’s almost embarrassing. How is the British film industry supposed to compete with the US and the Fast and Furious series, when our filmmakers can only make movies about bald men looking for work.

Loach has been criticized in the past about the lack of exciting car chases in his movies and the fact that his films almost never have space ships. Barrymore Barrymore goes on to say:

No spaceships, no space stations, no death rays, no laser guns. There’s no mention of the Force and we don’t even get a glimpse of Chewbacca. Come on Ken! Try again.

Ken Loach apologized and promised to try harder with his next film.

I, Daniel Blake is in theaters this month.