Seems like Sony is going to all lengths to keep Daniel Craig intact in 007’s tuxedo. According to sources, the channel is throwing millions at the ‘Skyfall’ actor to keep him on board as the series’ main character, reports the Independent.
The reports further suggest that executives have offered the actor 150 million dollar to play Bond in two more feature films.
While no assurance of whether the 48-year-old actor has accepted the offer or not has been revealed yet, in an earlier interview he said, “I’d rather slash my wrists” than playing Bond again despite being paid a rumoured 65 million dollars for the film.
However, a source said that the offer has played to Craig’s advantage. “[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,” the source said.
On the work front, the actor is currently filming Steven Soderbergh’s film ‘Logan Lucky’, alongside Channing Tatum and Adam Driver.
However, names like Tom Hughes, Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston and Aidan Turner have been coming up to be the fresh frontrunner to get the
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