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James Bond to Open Olympics at Queen's Request
April 4, 2012

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The Queen of England and Daniel Craig are teaming up to help launch the London Olympics.

Organizers of the Games say that Craig, currently playing super spy James Bond in the movies, will star in a short film called "The Arrival," which features Queen Elizabeth II inviting Bond to Buckingham Palace to engage his help in opening the Games.

Director Danny Boyle, most well-known for his films Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire, said that film crews had already filmed scenes in the Queen's private rooms, but he stopped short of confirming that the Queen will appear in the film. More details will be released later.

London media reported that the film crews also recorded scenes involving a helicopter and parachutes. One report stated that Craig would parachute into Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony.

Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 60th anniversary on the throne this year, which also marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the first James Bond film, Dr. No.

Skyfall, the latest Bond movie to feature Craig in the lead role, will open in the U.S. on November 9.

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