‘Becoming Bond’ to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival

Josh Lawson as George Lazenby in Becoming Bond
Josh Lawson as George Lazenby in ‘Becoming Bond’

‘Becoming Bond’ will have its world première as part of the VISIONS program at the 24th edition of the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas from 10th – 19th March, 2017.

Written and directed by Josh Greenbaum, the film, described as a “unique documentary/narrative hybrid” chronicles “stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next seven Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down.”

Australian actor Josh Lawson stars in the title role as George Lazenby, alongside a supporting cast that features Kassandra Clementi, Jeff Garlin, Jake Johnson and former Bond girl Jane Seymour. A release date has yet to be officially announced.

Screening Schedule:

Date: Saturday, 11 March, 2017
Time: 9:30PM – 11:01PM (ET/PT)
Location: Stateside Theatre

Date: Tuesday, 14 March, 2017
Time: 9:00PM – 10:31PM (ET/PT)
Location: Vimeo Theatre

Date: Friday, 11 March, 2017
Time: 1:45PM – 3:16PM (ET/PT)
Location: Stateside Theatre

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