James Bond producer responds to new 007 rumours
James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli had a disappointing update for fans of the spy franchise.
Since Daniel Craig bowed out from the role of 007 in No Time To Die two years ago, speculations about who will next don the tux have been at an all-time high.
But it looks as though it'll be quite a while before we meet the new Bond as Broccoli shut down rumours that casting is underway.
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"No, we haven't even started casting yet," the producer told LadBible on the BAFTAs red carpet last night (February 19).
Not only did Broccoli explain that casting isn't taking place any time soon, but she also revealed a script for a new 007 outing hasn't even been penned yet.
“There isn't even a script," the producer said.
Meanwhile, there have been several names linked to the iconic MI6 agent. While fan-favourite Idris Elba admitted landing the coveted role is "not a goal" for him, other actors thrown into the mix include Lady Chatterley's Lover star Jack O'Connell and, more recently, Bullet Train's Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
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While Kick-Ass star Taylor-Johnson seems to be a good contender for the role, particularly after reports of a positive meeting with Broccoli emerged, the producer's comments have put an official casting announcement on the back-burner for the time being.
Meanwhile, another actor was said to have caught co-producers Broccoli and Michael G Wilson's attention: Emily in Paris' star Lucien Laviscount. His popularity skyrocketed following his stint at Emily's boyfriend Alfie on the Netflix series.
For now, we'll just have to keep an eye out for further announcements.
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