MI6.co.uk hat geschrieben:German actor Ludger Pistor has personally confirmed that he's signed to play a substantial role in the forthcoming James Bond film Casino Royale - due out in theatres November 17th 2006.
Speaking from his vacation in India, Ludger Pistor confirmed that he will be playing a Swiss Banker in Casino Royale. It's a dream come true for the actor who confessed, "it is not a joke, I have never missed a James Bond film in the cinema".
Despite winning the role, Pistor has still not seen the complete script or all of his lines, which will not surprise those following the latest rumours that the screenplay is being hastily rewritten. "I have only seen fragments of it", Pistor said. "I do not even know whether I stand on the good or bad side. That is a secret so far". But the actor explained that even if he did know something, he would say nothing - to keep his part secure.
The 46-year old's role will take him to Prague, Italy and the Bahamas, and he confirmed he has been told to expect to shoot for four to five weeks throughout the course of the production.
Born in Herten, Germany and now living in Berlin, Ludger Pistor will be best known to German television viewers for his role as Hauptkommisar Klaus Krapp in the RTL series "Balko" which has run since 1995. But like many newcomers to the franchise, he does have a connection to Bond. Piston starred in the 1998 movie "Run Lola Run", from which a small part of the film's soundtrack was used in the final "Die Another Day" cinematic trailer.
Ich weiss nicht mehr genau, inwiefern im Roman dieser Part vorkommt. Ich meinte, ein Schweizer Uhrenmacher wäre am Schluss noch anwesend.
Auf jeden Fall sagt Pistor, er hätte noch gar nicht seinen ganzen Text gesehen - wahrscheinlich wird das Drehbuch immer noch geändert. Er sagte sogar, er wüsse noch gar nicht, ob er nun zu den Guten oder den Bösen zählen würde. (Die Deutschen haben bis jetzt nur die Bösen gespielt, zudem: ein Schweizer Bankier! Mit denen war Bond schon immer auf Kriegsfuss.)