Jamie Bell can now be put into the mix for the next James Bond as Deadline reports he has talked to producer Barbara Broccoli about the role, she is also producing his movie Film Stars Don’t Die.
There have been no negotiations on where the Bond movie will land (Sony or Warner Bros. are out front on this) and although it was thought that negotiations might start after the first quarter 2016, parties are not likely to engage in negotiations until later this year. There is no workable script yet and the creative elements have yet to come into place. It has also been widely reported (and confirmed by Deadline) that Jamie Bell has discussed the Bond role with his Film Stars Don’t Die movie producer Barbara Broccoli (who has long produced the Bond movies). Craig has been very vocal about not wanting to do another Bond. After Spectre, he said publicly that he would rather slash his wrists than do another in the franchise.
With that kind of TV schedule for Craig, it seems improbable that he would suit up anytime soon for Bond, but nothing has been determined and like Ian Fleming has said never say never again.
Bell has actually worked with Daniel Craig previously on both Tintin and Defiance.
It’s been previously reported that Daniel Craig hasn’t made his mind-up or is totally against returning, turning down a massive $100M contract to make two more films.