“Fleabag” star Phoebe Waller-Bridge had helped write the script of “No Time To Die.” It has been reported that she is supposedly in “early discussions” with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli to direct the next film.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is reportedly planned to direct James Bond movie
Supposedly, Broccoli has called Waller-Bridge her number-one choice to direct the 26th film in the franchise.
Here’s what the Daily Mail says.
It’s very early days, but Barbara has been quite open about saying Phoebe would be her first choice to direct and co-write the next film. Barbara believes Phoebe is a huge talent and brings a fresh, modern take to Bond. They’ve already had very early discussions, but there are lots of variables in the equation, including Phoebe’s increasingly packed schedule.
Fans can see Waller-Bridge on the big screen as Harrison Ford’s goddaughter Helena in the fifth and final Indiana Jones film. She is also writing a script for Amazon’s Tomb Raider TV series.
Meanwhile, Daniel Craig retired as 007 last year. It has been noted that the fans have been busy dream casting the role with actors of all types. It has been further noted that the favorites to bag the role include LGBTQ actors like Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey, singer Sam Smith, and Thor’s Tessa Thompson. However, popular actor Idris Elba is not willing to grab the role of James Bond. Idris Elba recently stated that he considers Luther to be more ‘relatable’ than James Bond. He reprises as DCI John Luther in Luther: The Fallen Sun, the big-screen continuation of the TV series, and hopes the character can take up some of 007’s ‘real estate’