Daniel Craig’s making the headlines again, and once more it’s about his role as 007. Sigh. It was sort of interesting at the start... but it’s getting a bit old now.
According to RadarOnline, Craig’s played a blinder with his well-publicised recent digs at the super agent -- Bond's basically an irrelevant misogynist and Craig would rather slash his wrists than play him again -- with Sony now willing to get the big cheques out to keep him on board.
The latest offer that’s allegedly on the table? $150 million (£113 million) to slither into slick suits, play around with expensive gadgets and get all steamy and sexual with impossibly attractive co-stars in front of a bunch of cameras a couple more times. Not a bad deal.
“The studio is desperate to secure the actor’s services while they phase in a younger long-term successor,” a source told Radar. “Everyone knows how much executives adore him, and the idea of losing him at such a crucial time in the franchise isn’t an option as far as all the studio honchos are concerned. Daniel’s the key for a seamless, safe transition as far as Sony and Bond bosses are concerned, and they’re prepared to pay a king’s ransom to make it happen.”
The source went on to say that Sony’s plan is for the next two Bond films to be shot “virtually back-to-back”, before a younger successor to Craig comes in to mark the beginning of a new era. Here’s the Gary Cutlack lowdown on the actors in the running to replace Daniel Craig. [RadarOnline]