We recently heard a rumor that Daniel Craig turned down an offer of $100 million to reprise his role as James Bond. If Craig isn’t going to return will take on the mantle of 007? My vote is for Tom Hiddleston, but it seems like that’s not the direction filmmakers plan on taking it.
While reporting on Craig’s new Steven Soderbergh film project Logan Lucky, which is about group of brothers who attempt a crime during a NASCAR race in Charlotte, Deadline says they have confirmed that Jamie Bell (Fantastic Four) is being considered for the part. He has had discussions with producer Barbara Broccoli, who previously worked with Bell on the movie Film Stars Don’t Lie.
Bell is definitely an interesting and unexpected choice. He is 30 years old, and in case you think that might be too young to play James Bond, actor George Lazenby was 30 years old when he played the character in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Bell is a talented actor who has previously starred in films such as Billy Elliot, King Kong, Jumper, Flags of Our Fathers, Defiance, Jane Eyre, The Adventures of Tintin, Snowpierecer, the AMC series Turn, and more. The guy definitely has range.
The young actor could definitely bring something fresh and new to the character, which is probably what producers will want after Craig. I’m just not sure if Bell embodies the suave gravitas of the character, but we’ll just have to wait and see. I'm still rooting for Hiddleston.