LOS ANGELES – "James Bond" director Lee Tamahori was ordered to appear in court Feb. 24 following his arrest for allegedly approaching an undercover police officer and offering to perform a sex act for money, authorities said Thursday.
Tamahori's directing credits include Pierce Brosnan's 2002 James Bond film "Die Another Day" and last year's "xXx: State of the Union," starring Ice Cube and Samuel L. Jackson.
City attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said the director was dressed in a black wig and off-the-shoulder dress when he approached an undercover police officer in Hollywood on Jan. 8 and offered to perform sex for money. He was arrested for investigation of soliciting an act of prostitution and loitering with the intent to commit prostitution, both misdemeanors.
His attorney, Mark Geragos, did not immediately return a call for comment Thursday.
Mateljan said police were running a prostitution sting when Tamahori, 55, approached the officer, who was sitting in a car.
The director was originally scheduled for arraignment Thursday but it was postponed until Feb. 24.
Tamahori is free on $2,000 bail. He could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.