Bond film producer denies Mexico changed script

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The producer of the new James Bond thriller “Spectre” has denied that the script was changed to get incentives in Mexico.

Earlier, a website reported that leaked emails indicated the villain’s identity, his intended victim and some film shots were influenced by requests from Mexico.

Producer Michael G. Wilson said Wednesday: “There is nothing in the script that we hadn’t had before. The villain was always an Italian … we already shot that in Rome.”

Asked about Mexico’s purported insistence on a Mexican actress in a role known as “Estrella,” Wilson said that “we always had a Mexican actress playing this part.”

Officials in Mexico City say they will close off some parts of the historic downtown district starting Thursday to allow filming.