There has been a ton of talk in the last few months about who the next actor to play James Bond will be and now we have a new name to add to the list — Jamie Bell!
After Daniel Craig reportedly turned down nearly $100 to play 007 in two more films, names like Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy, and even Gillian Anderson have had a lot of fan support to be Craig’s replacement.
Though most of the actors rumored to be up for the part are A-listers, Bell — most known for playing the titular character in Billy Elliot — has joined the list of candidates thanks to Bond producer Barbara Broccoli‘s fondness of the actor!
Barbara is currently working on Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool with the 30-year-old and has been quite impressed with his talent over the years as a source revealed to The Sun, saying:
“Barbara has been a fan of Jamie for a long time and has even thought about him playing another role in the franchise before. Everyone remembers Jamie as the little boy in Billy Elliott, but he’s now bulked up and got some serious roles under his belt.
Jamie has supposedly impressed Broccoli so much that he’s apparently already had informal talks with producers about playing Bond!
If this is true, it would be quite a bold choice; Jamie’s last two big films — Fantastic Four and Tintin — weren’t all that big at the box office…
But just because Bell is up for the part, doesn’t mean Hiddleston or anyone else is out of the question! The insider went on to dish:
“Tom Hiddleston and Aidan Turner are still in the frame, but Jamie has really shown that he is definitely up there competing with them.”
There’s nothing wrong with a little competition!
With so many options, who do you want to play the next Bond?!!
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