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Next James Bond Idris Elba wanted as 007 by Will Smith director keen to helm reboot

NEXT JAMES BOND favourite Idris Elba has been part of the next 007 conversations and now Will Smiths King Richard director Reinaldo Marcus Green admits he wants to direct him as Ian Flemings spy. Idris Elba responds to James Bond casting question in 2021 We use your signup to provide content in ways youve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info

Idris Elba has long been a bookies favourite to be the next James Bond with his current best odds being 51. Just this January 007 producer Barbara Broccoli admitted to having discussed him as a potential successor. She told Deadlines Crew Call podcast Well we know Idris were friends with him and hes a magnificent actor. And yknow its been part of the conversation but its always difficult to have the conversation when you have someone in the seat.

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Next James Bond odds The Downton Abbey stars in the running Now Will Smiths King Richard director Reinaldo Marcus Green has shared hes interested in rebooting the Bond franchise admitting that Elba would be his pick to do it with. The Hollywood Reporter asked him You have been quoted as saying that one of the people whose careers you have wanted to emulate is No Time To Die director Cary Fukunaga. So far so good You have been a Sundance breakout made a major feature film now a prestige HBO show. Are you eager to direct a Bond movie

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smith and green mWill Smith with his King Richard director Reinaldo Marcus Green  Kingsman A reunion that would have reunited all six James Bond actors Green replied Yeah if it has somebody that looks like me in front of it Im definitely open to it. I want to go into that direction and I want to be able to add value to a new Bond. I grew up watching popcorn movies so if I could add a little something to it that would be cool. Lets see if Idris wants to do it. I think Dave and George could call Idris and see what we could do.

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By Dave and George he meant The Wire screenwriters David Simon and George Pelecanos who wrote for Elba on the hit drama. 20 Cool Photos Taken During The Filming Of Star Wars
by Taboola Green was in conversation with the pair at the time of the interview promoting their new HBO show We Own This City together. The filmmaker may have just been joking along but you never know with their connections to Elba. Whoever the next Bond is Broccoli has laid out exactly how she will go about choosing the new 007.

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