Game of Thrones star Richard Madden might be up for the role of Bond, James Bond, once Daniel Craig hangs up his bow-tie, according to The Sun.
You’d remember the bloke mostly as the late Robb Stark in GoT from 2011 to 2013, but he’s since gone on to star in BBC drama Bodyguard, appear as the love interest in Netflix‘s Ibiza, and to take on the role of Elton John‘s lover and manager John Reid in the upcoming biopic, Rocketman.
A ~source~ told the British tabloid that Bond executive producer Barbara Broccoli (that is not a joke name) is pretty close to approaching Madden with the gig.
“It’s seriously looking like he is going to get the job. Not only is he on top of Barbara’s list, but she is preparing to offer the role.“
Daniel Craig will remain in the role for the upcoming Bond 25 film, due out in late 2019. Trainspotting director Danny Boyle was locked in to direct, but bailed on the project due to “creative differences” back in August this year. He was replaced by the director of True Detective season one – the good season – Cary Fukunaga.
Madden would certainly make a incredibly handsome Bond, and would be the second Scot to play the role after the quintessential Bond Sean Connery.
Still, the possibility of Madden taking the gig doesn’t have the same kind of buzz as one-time contender Idris Elba, who would’ve been the first Black Bond. Sadly Elba told Good Morning Britain point blank back in August that he wouldn’t be the next 007.
And while the age of most Bonds skews upwards – dudes in their 40s and 50s really – he wouldn’t be the youngest Bond, because that honour goes to the Strayan 007 George Lazenby. And even Connery was 32 when he first took on the stylish part.
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