"Greed, revenge, world dominance, high-tech terrorism - it's all in a day's work for James Bond, who races to defuse an international power struggle with the world's oil supply hanging in the balance in The World is Not Enough, the 19th installment in the longest-running and most successful film franchise in cinema history". Pierce Brosnan, who starred in the franchise's highly successful GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies, reprises his role as James Bond, who must race to defuse an international power struggle with the world's oil supply hanging in the balance. Sophie Marceau also stars as Elektra King, the daughter of a murdered oil tycoon whom Bond is assigned to protect. Robert Carlyle joins the cast as the villain Renard, who has a bullet lodged in his brain rendering him unable to feel pain. The film also stars Denise Richards as nuclear weapons expert Dr. Christmas Jones. Desmond Llewelyn returns as Q, along with appearances by Judi Dench as M and Samantha Bond as Moneypenny. Robbie Coltrane returns as Valentin Zukovsky, whose first series appearance was in GoldenEye.