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Casino Rookies

Meet the gang from the new Bond flick.

EON Productions, the company that produces the films starring the secret agent we all love, sure knows how to keep the world in suspense.

After dropping names from Clive Owen to Jude Law, they finally zeroed in on Daniel Craig for the Bond role. But finding a woman was even harder -- especially because the Oscar-winning Halle Berry's career nosedived spectacularly following her appearance in Die Another Day. The stigma was cast, and while several actresses refused the usually coveted role, it was almost confirmed that Crash star Thandie Newton was the woman for the job. We confess, we too were fooled.

But, the new Bond girl isn't Thandie. Or Wedding Crashers looker Rachel McAdams.

Finally, the veil of secrecy has been removed, and the complete cast and crew for Casino Royale, the 21st Bond film, has been revealed, including the new Bond baddie. And such new faces ensure we can't help but look at this fresh outing as a rather raw expedition.

Presenting an exclusive dossier of the cast we call the Casino Rookies.

Text: Raja Sen | Design: Uday Kuckian

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