Reportedly, Richard Madden might play the role of James Bond. Barbara Broccoli is impressed by the actor’s performance in ‘The Bodyguard’ and this is the reason that she wants to offer the role to him.
Richard Madden, 32, is best known for playing Robb Stark in the HBO series Game Of Thrones. He is considered to be a serious contender for the role after impressing the film’s executive producer Barbara Broccoli.
Daniel Craig has played Bond in four films since 2006 – Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.
A source told The Mail on Sunday: “It’s seriously looking like he [Madden] is going to get the job.
“Not only is he on top of Barbara’s list, but she is preparing to offer the role.”
Recent shows like Poldark and McMafia had catapulted actors like Turner and James Norton on the lists of stars who could replace Daniel Craig when he bows out after Bond 25. However, The Bodyguard was the biggest drama on British mainstream television for over a decade. Madden also starred in hugely popular Game of Thrones as Robb Stark.
Broccoli recently spoke out over all the latest delays and dramas which just hit the production of Bond 25, while Madden’s father revealed his son’s hopes.
Production had been due to start this December with Danny Boyle on board to direct and write the script. After his shock departure over “creative differences,” Cary Fukunaga was announced as his replacement, with filming pushed back to March 2019.
This also meant the release date for Daniel Craig’s final James Bond outing was changed from October 2019 to February 14, 2020.
Asked about whether she was worried over all the problems, Broccoli said: “Concerned about what? No, it’s filmmaking. We’re very excited about Bond and can’t wait.”
As rumors began to build around Richard Madden, his father Richard Sr said: “Whether it is James Bond or any other big role, Richard has got ideas about things he’d like to do…
“I’m quite sure he does want that to be on his CV one day but he’s not making a song and dance about it…”
No official statement has been made regarding Madden’s involvement.
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