Idris Elba confirms it’s Double-No-7 for him
IDRIS ELBA has shot down rumours that he will be replacing Daniel Craig as 007 — just hours after news broke that the next film’s director, Danny Boyle, had pulled out.
The star, 45, has been hotly tipped for the spy role after Craig, 50, bows out of the famous film franchise.
But when a Good Morning Britain reporter hoped asked if Idris would prefer his Martini shaken or stirred — referring, of course, to James Bond’s famous catchphrase, Elba replied: ‘Stir fried, actually.’
Journalist Divya Kohli then asked a more direct question: ‘Am I looking at the next 007?’
To which Idris gave an unequivocal and straight to the point: ‘No.’
His comment came after Boyle quit the next Bond movie, starring Craig, ‘due to creative differences’.
Production on the 25th Bond was due to begin in December and, as yet, no replacement for the Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker has been announced.
Luther star Elba recently put the Bond rumour mill into overdrive by sharing a selfie of the top half of his face with the caption: ‘My name’s Elba, Idris Elba.’
But he followed it up with a picture of the group Public Enemy and then tweeted the title of one of their songs: ‘Don’t believe the HYPE.’
James Norton, Aidan Turner and Tom Hardy have also been linked to the star role.
Author: Sherna Noah