Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have handled writing duties for the past four Bond flicks – The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, and Quantum of Solace – each time with a third writer coming in to sand off the edges and clean up a bit. Now, they’ll be joined in earnest by the third member to their writing team for the next installment. And they got a pretty heavy hitter.

Peter Morgan, who wrote The Last King of Scotland, The Other Boleyn Girl, and most recently Frost/Nixon, will be co-writing alongside Purvis and Wade for Bond 23: Whatever They Decide to Call It.

There’s not much more to say besides how awesome this is. Paul Haggis had been playing clean up for the Bond films, doing a fantastic job, but Morgan is an incredible talent that deserves all the recognition he’s been getting. He also wrote The Damned United and the forthcoming The Special Relationship that takes a look at PM Tony Blair’s relationship with Presidents Clinton and Bush.

So there very well could be a political edge to the next film. There usually is some sort of giant catastrophe for the world at large, Casino played around with the idea of funding terrorism, but Peter Morgan‘s presence could signal a more intimate look at the politics of England within the framework of the Bond story. As long as that doesn’t get too overbearing or wonky, it could be a really cool addition.

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