Monday, September 5, 2016

"Hollywood offers Daniel Craig $150m to (slash wrists) play James Bond"

This is getting to be real money:
From El Reg the Register: 

El Reg offers readers chance to perform positive vetting on 00 section’s next recruit
Actor Daniel Craig has reportedly been offered a cool $150m to play James Bond for another two films, such is the uncertainty surrounding the suitability of his potential replacements.

Craig famously said he’d rather "slash his wrists" than again portray the suavest agent on acetate, but the financial lure and a promise to shoot both movies back-to-back might encourage him to slip on a dinner jacket once more.

The short list of thesps said to be possible successors include Idris Elba (he’s said he’s too old), Michael Fassbender (he wants to move behind the camera) and one of the heroes of The Hobbit, Luke Evans.

Others mentioned in the frame range from Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam, rear of the year Tom Hiddleston, Poldark hottie Aiden Turner, Billy Elliot ballet boy Jamie Bell and Happy Valley’s James Norton.

What the moguls at MGM have not had at their disposal is the readership of The Reg, so we have laid down the gauntlet to you. Who should be the next James Bond?

Should it be one of the above, another actor or someone entirely left-field?...