Could Jamie Bell Be The Next James Bond?

Could Jamie Bell Be The Next James Bond? by Matt Kranis , May 26th, 2016 at 3:07pm Share on Facebook Share to TwitterThere’s still no official word on whether or not Daniel Craig will return for another outing as James Bond, but its clear producers are preparing for a different option.As Deadline reported , actor Jamie Bell has met with longtime Bond producer Barbara Broccoli to discuss the possibility of taking on the role.Still from ‘Snowpiercer.’The news of Bell’s meeting comes just one week after a widely reported rumor that Daniel Craig turned down a roughly $100 million deal to star in two more Bond films.While that rumor was shot down, the actor has expressed a lack of interest in playing James Bond again. When doing press for Spectre back in 2015, Craig said he’d rather slash his wrists than play James Bond in another film, prompting many to suspect Spectre would be his last Bond film. Complicating matters are the actor’s commitments to Logan Lucky , an upcoming heist film directed by Steven Soderbergh, and Purity, a limited series from writer/director Todd Field and producer Scott Rudin. Both projects would keep Craig busy, and at the bare minimum prevent him from shooting another Bond film for quite some time.Should Bell be Bond?Taking on the role of Bond could be a career-defining move for Jamie Bell. The actor made his debut as the star of 2000’s Billy Elliot at age 11, and since then has appeared in a mix of Hollywood projects and indie fare. He’s also had some experience playing a spy as the star of AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies , currently airing its third season. While he’s a known talent in the industry, the role of James Bond would make Bell a household name. He’d a fool if he passed up the part.Do you think Jamie Bell should be the next James Bond? Let us know in the comments.