Casino Royale star Eva Green is delighted the much delayed 23rd James Bond movie is finally happening - hailing Daniel Craig as "cool" and "edgy".
The former Bond girl was dismayed to hear about the problems surrounding the follow-up to 2008's Quantum of Solace because of financial problems at the Mgm film studio.
Executives eventually resolved the issues and the untitled 007 movie is due to begin shooting later this year (11) - and Green couldn't be happier as she believes her former co-star Craig is one of the best Bonds ever.
She tells Total Film magazine, "I'm happy it's happening, that's for sure. Daniel Craig's great, he's quite raw, he's edgy, he's cool, he's like a modern Steve MCQueen."
Craig previously worried that the delays would hinder his chance at reprising his role, admitting, "Either it was going to sort itself out or I was going to get too old and that would be the end of it. I was desperate to have another crack at it. I think I would have felt disappointed eventually."