Daniel Craig has changed his mind and is set to sign up for his fifth Bond movie – with Adele lined up to join him.The actor, 48, claimed he would “rather slash my wrists” than play 007 again but his U-turn came after a host of British stars were tipped to replace him. The Wire star Idris Elba, Peaky Blinders’ Tom Hardy, Happy Valley villain James Norton and Poldark’s Aidan Turner were all contenders.
But Bond producer Barbara Broccoli is said to have secured Craig – and we can reveal she is “determined” that superstar singer Adele will record the theme tune.
Although Adele had to cancel the final two shows of her world tour because of damaged vocal chords, Barbara is said to be “talking the singer round”.
She believes “Bond25” can start filming next year and will be a sure fire hit.
A source involved in the project said: “Craig and Adele together are the winning team, the ultimate choice, the money spinners. It’s taken time but Daniel has come round and the strong con–sensus in the Bond offices is that Mr Craig is 007 again. As for Adele, she’s more of an unknown quantity but loved being part of Bond, so the signs are positive.” The insider said Craig’s actress wife Rachel Weisz, 47, is “on board with the decision” for him to spend a year away filming.
Craig claimed in 2015 that if he did play the spy again “it would be for the money.” He was said to have been offered up to £120million for two more films. Skyfall and Spectre scriptwriter John Logan is also said to be involved in the project.
In this warm and engaging book, Sir Roger Moore looks back on a life truly well lived. Nostalgic, funny, and charming, his reflections encompass all aspects of the universal human condition. From childhood reminisces and ‘what might have been’ to keeping abreast of the ever-changing times. From senior moments, memory and getting to grips with technology to the joys and frustrations travel, work and play.
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Sir Roger Moore is to be remembered with a series of special screenings of two of his James Bond titles.
Producers of the Bond films EON Productions, American film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) and film distributors Park Circus have announced that newly restored versions of The Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only will be shown at select cinemas around the globe.
Sir Roger died in Switzerland on Tuesday at the age of 89 after a short battle with cancer.
Half of all the proceeds from the screenings will go to Unicef, the charity which Sir Roger supported over a number of years as a Goodwill Ambassador.
Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, of EON Productions, said: “In honour of Sir Roger Moore, we are delighted these Bond screenings will benefit Unicef, which was the charity closest to his heart.”
So far cinemas due to show the films from the end of May include those from the Odeon chain in the United Kingdom, AMC Theatres in the United States and Hoyts in Australia.
MGM chairman and chief executive officer Gary Barber said: “Sir Roger Moore left an indelible imprint on audiences worldwide. There is no better way to remember Roger’s legacy than bringing back his iconic performances as James Bond to cinemas across the world while aiding Unicef, the charity he steadfastly supported.”
Sir Roger passed away on Tuesday at the age of 89, following a short battle with cancer.Tributes from fellow James Bond actors have poured in and now the original star himself has spoken out.
Sir Sean released a statement to Entertainment Weekly, fondly remembering his long friendship with his fellow knight.
It read: “I was very sad to hear of Roger’s passing.”
Sir Sean continued: “We had an unusually long relationship, by Hollywood standards, that was filled with jokes and laughter. I will miss him.”
Connery passed on the Bond baton to Moore in 1973 after starring in six 007 movies.
Meanwhile Pierce Brosnan called Sir Roger “magnificent” and Daniel Craig made reference to his 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me, writing “Nobody Does It Better.”