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Idris Elba Close To Winning The Role Of James Bond

The rumours have endured for nearly a decade, but it looks like Idris Elba could finally be getting his shot at 007.

The Luther star could beat odds-on favourites like Tom Hardy and Tom Hiddleston to the role of James Bond after winning the support of producer Barbara Broccoli. The Independent reports:

“Director Antoine Fuqua revealed the details of a conversation with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, in which she said “it is time” for a non-white actor to take on the iconic role.

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“Fuqua discussed who might be next in the running with Broccoli, who’s certain the progressive move “will happen eventually”, with Idris Elba a reported frontrunner for the role.”

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Former Sony honcho Amy Pascal backed Elba for the role in 2014 in a leaked email, but the British actor has always shied away from discussing the prospect, and even suggested that a woman should replace Daniel Craig this year.

“Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male? Could be a woman, could be a black woman, could be a white woman, but I think, that character, everybody would like to see it have—do something different with it, why not?”

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Daniel Boyle is set to direct Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007, which is scheduled for release on 25 October.

 

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