LOS ABGELES: Actor Daniel Craig has reportedly been offered USD 150 million to return to the popular series of spy films James Bond. Sony has offered the actor a massive sum to play Bond in two more feature films, which would be shot back-to-back..
“(He) has played a genius hand. 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,” a source said.
“The studio is desperate to secure the actor’s services while they phase in a younger long-term successor,” a source told the celebrity news website Radar.
The source also suggested that by playing coy remember when he told an interviewer he’d rather “slash his wrists” than immediately return to Bond? Craig has only upped his perceived value.
The story above, which has not been confirmed by Sony or by representatives for Craig, comes in the wake of a May 2016 claim that Craig had turned down a £68 million offer to return for two more films.
Whereas, producer Barbara Broccoli has already gone on record to say that she does not want to lose her leading man any time soon. But who can play James Bond if Daniel Craig continues to behave as he is too cool to play Bond. Recently, a probable list of replacement candidates was also released which featured actors like Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, and Aidan Turner.
Despite claiming he’s too old for the role, Idris Elba remains a popular choice as people seem to be ready for a Bond who is not a white Caucasian.
Craig is currently filming Steven Soderbergh’s film “Logan Lucky”, alongside Channing Tatum and Adam Driver.