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'The Queen' Screenwriter Lands 007 Role

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Jun 13, 2009 | 4:53am EDT

Celebrated The Queen and Frost/Nixon screenwriter Peter Morgan has been commissioned to give James Bond a new assignment after joining the brains behind the next 007 caper.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have teamed Morgan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and given them the job of creating the next Bond adventure for Daniel Craig.

Purvis and Wade worked on the most recent 007 films Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale.

In a statement to Variety, Wilson and Broccoli said, "Peter, Neal and Robert are extraordinarily talented and we're looking forward to working with the three of them."

It's a busy time for Purvis and Wade -- the screenwriters are also working on the Italian Job sequel.

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