In May, we learned that pre-production had begun on the next Bond movie. Now Variety tells us that the scriptwriting team is in place, with a tentative 2011 release.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions and MGM are moving forward on the next 007 installment, hiring “Frost/Nixon” scribe Peter Morgan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade to write the script for the 23rd James Bond film.

Purvis and Wade most recently worked on “Quantum of Solace” and “Casino Royale.”

Daniel Craig is already set to reprise his role as 007, and Wilson and Broccoli are producing. No start date has yet been set, but sources said EON and MGM are eyeing a 2011 release.