Tom Hiddleston Is Reportedly In Advanced Talks To Play James Bond

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For the love of God, please just cast the new James Bond already. Well, it appears those bookies were correct. After months of rumors, Birth. Movies. Death. is reporting that Tom Hiddleston has indeed moved into the “advanced stages” of becoming our next 007. But who even knows any more? It appears that all of our Idris Elba dreams are dead, and we should accept that a female Bond is probably not in the cards. Just yesterday, it was reported that Billy Elliot himself, Jamie Bell, had entered into talks with producer Barbara Broccoli, and Preacher star Dominic Cooper also threw his hat in the ring. At this point, nearly every posh, white Englishman under 45 has been connected to the role at one point or another (sorry, Benedict Cumberbatch).

Tom Hiddleston wouldn’t be a bad Bond. Anyone who watched The Night Manager can attest to his espionage skills. He has the charm and the chops to pick up where Daniel Craig flipped the bird and strode away left off, but he is definitely the safest possible choice they could be making. The more things change, the more they stay the same, even with a license to kill.

(Via Birth. Movies. Death., H/T The AV Club)