Daniel Craig has reportedly rejected offer a GBP 68 million offer to play James Bond in two more movies.
The 48-year-old actor – Daniel Craig has portrayed 007 in four films – is said to have rejected the huge offer, which is thought to be made up of profit shares, endorsements and a role as co-producer, from MGM studio and told bosses he is “done” playing the suave spy.
“He had told people after shooting that this would be his final outing, but the film company still felt he could come around after Spectra if he was offered a money deal.”
The Hollywood actor’s future as Bond has been the subject of much speculation in recent months.
Just last week, British actor Tom Hiddleston was spotted meeting with Bond director Sam Mendes and producer Barbara Broccoli in London – fueling rumors he could be the next 007.
An onlooker said at the time, “At first it was Barbara, Tom and another good looking young man. Then Sam Mendes joined them at about 11 pm and they stayed until around 1 am … There was lots of laughter; they all looked to be having a very jolly time.”
He said, “The thing is, the position isn’t vacant as far as I am aware. No one has talked to me about it.
“I think the rumors have all come about because in The Night Manager I play a spy and people have made the link.”