In the latest news leaks regarding the Sony E-mail hacks, it’s being reported that the studio is looking to tap Idris Elba as the Next James Bond.
Sony exec Amy Pascal has sent emails raving about the handsome Britt. In an email earlier this year, Pascal told former Columbia Pictures executive vice president Elizabeth Cantillion, “Idris should be the next [B]ond.” Daniel Craig is still under contract for one more Bond film as agent 007, and after that the franchise is looking to fill the big shoes of this iconic figure. Elba (The Wire, Mandela, Luther, The Office) has said he’d take the role in a heart beat, so now all it’s going to take are a couple Execs to give the ok. This is a huge opportunity for Elba and if these reports are true. For one being the first Bond of African descent and two it’s the role of a lifetime. Taking the role as Bond can make Elba a mega star like it did for the Bond’s before (Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig). We’ll keep you guys posted on any more news on these reports.