Dir. Martin Campbell
The introduction of Daniel Craig as 007 takes the Bond franchise in a more gritty direction. Casino Royale takes place at the beginning of Bond’s career as the British Agent, just as he is earning his licence to kill. The film’s plot sees Bond becoming involved in an assignment to bankrupt terrorist financier Le Chiffre in a high-stakes poker game, after foiling an attack he arranged on a new aircraft being demonstrated at Miami International Airport. During the course of his assignment, Bond falls for Vesper Lynd (Eva Green), a treasury employee assigned to provide the money he needs for the game.