This would make for some inspired casting.
rumour has it that Idris Elba — most famous for playing Stringer Bell on the HBO show The Wire (where he enjoyed a serious and well-deserved cult following) and for his guest stint as Michael’s nemesis on The Office — is up for the role of James Bond.
Daniel Craig still owns the role, but he’s up for replacement after the next instalment .
Elba told CNN this week: “It’s a rumour.”
“It’s a very old rumour. My dad and I were talking about this the other day. I would do it, but I don’t want to be called the first black James Bond. Do you understand what I ‘m saying? Sean Connery wasn’t the Scottish James Bond and Daniel Craig wasn’t the blue-eyed James Bond. So if I played him, I don’t want to be called the black James Bond.”
Fair enough. How about the world’s most awesome James Bond? How about a James Bond that would actually make us want to go see the movie? Does that work?
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