James Bond Producers Interested In Idris Elba To Play 007

He has been floated as a favourite for the role

He has been floated as a favourite for the role

The Luther star could beat odds-on favourites like Tom Hardy and Tom Hiddleston to the role of James Bond after winning the support of producer Barbara Broccoli. The rumor began circulating again yesterday after The Daily Star published a report in which the tabloid detailed a conversation between director Antoine Fuqua and Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, claiming Broccoli said "it is time" for a diverse actor to take on the role and that she is certain "it will happen eventually".

THR also reached out to Elba's rep, who did not answer, although "a knowledgeable source" for the publication revealed that no one in the actor's group of confidants knows anything about a Bond consideration (or offer) simmering away at Eon Productions, the Hollywood home of Agent Bond. The article says Broccoli told Fuqua "it is time" for a person of colour to get the role.

For years, Idris Elba has been pushed to the front of the line by fans of the James Bond franchise as the next 007.

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"Idris could do it if he was in shape", the director teased. At the time, the actor said he felt people who want a Bond of color throw his name around because he's black - but not because they think he's necessarily a good fit for the super spy. 'You need a guy with a physically strong presence.

As for Elba's own ideas about who could be the next Bond, earlier this year he discussed the idea of a woman taking on the role with Variety.

He said to Vanity Fair: "It could be a woman - could be a black woman, could be a white woman". I think now that I have my Mission: Impossible badge we can do real stunts and really amp it up as well.

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