Daniel Craig is reportedly set to return as James Bond for one more film after being persuaded by producers.The British actor, who previously joked that he’d rather «slash his wrists» than play the secret service spy again, is thought to be in talks with Barbara Broccoli about a new script.
According to Page Six, Craig was finally convinced to step into 007’s again after working with Broccoli on his hit off-Broadway production of Othello.
«Daniel was very pleased with how Othello went and the great reviews. Now Daniel’s talks with Barbara are going in the right direction,» said a source. «They have a script, screenwriting duo Neal Purvis and Robert are writing and they’ll go into production as soon as Daniel is ready to commit»
Craig is currently the second-longest serving Bond in history having officially starred as the spy for over 11 years.
Pierce Brosnan has declared Daniel Craig should keep playing Bond into his fifties, but said there is an age where he must say «enough’s enough».
The former 007 actor said Craig was brilliant in the role and urged him to continue, amid doubts over his future with the franchise.
Brosnan, was 49 when he last played Bond in 2002 film Die Another Day, the same age as Craig is now. Asked if there was an age limit to play Bond, Brosnan said: «There is a definite point where you have to say enough’s enough, for sure. I’m not going to put a number on it.» On Craig’s future as Bond, he added «It’s his for the taking. Go for it man. He’s brilliant.»
Brosnan now starring in his first television series in 30 years, playing the lead the role in western drama The Son, based on the Pulitzer prize finalist novel from Philipp Meyer. The Son begins its run on AMC on Tuesday, April 18, at 9pm.
Other stars rumoured to be in the running for the role include James Norton, Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston and Aidan Turner.