48-year old Daniel Craig has clearly struggled to maintain interest in remaining the 21st Century James Bond. The actor would eventually rekindle his passion for the art form on stage and following some constructive discussions with producer Barbara Broccoli behind the scenes, it appears as though the Layer Cake star is ready to sign on the dotted line.
According to The Mirror, he will gear up for a 2019 picture that will be his 5th appearance and the 25th in the franchise overall. His chances of reprising Bond were almost out the window after 2015's title Spectre, having told the press that he would prefer to slash his wrists than return and if he did so, it would only be for financial gain.
Craig-Adele Team Looking To Revive Skyfall Magic
Part of Craig's hesitation to continue as Bond has rested with his partner Rachel Weisz. Yet a source close to the pair have indicated that the 47-year old has given her blessing for the actor to depart for 12 months to make the blockbuster happen.
They would also explain that pop star Adele has been earmarked to return for the title song of the feature. Her track Skyfall for the movie of the same name would end up making history by taking home trophies at the Brit Awards, Grammy Awards and Golden Globes in 2012.
"Craig and Adele together are a winning team, the ultimate choice, the money spinners," remarked the unnamed source. "It's taken time, but Daniel has come round and the strong con-sensus (sic) in the Bond offices is that Mr. Craig is 007 again. As for Adele, she's more of an unknown quantity but loved being a part of Bond, so the signs are positive."
Neither the studio nor Daniel Craig's representatives have confirmed the report at this stage, so Trailer Addict will keep you posted.
Scene Stealer DG Back To His Best For Logan Lucky
As speculation continues about Christopher Nolan's potential inclusion via his studio Syncopy, Craig's attention in 2017 has rested with his upcoming role in Logan Lucky. The recent teaser trailer dropped last month showcases a blonde criminal Joe Bang (Craig) who engages Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) for an elaborate robbery.
Much of the hype surrounding the heist comedy surrounds Craig's performance as Steven Soderbergh's romp opens in the US on August 18. That will provide the press with ample opportunity to quiz the Englishman about his thoughts on The Mirror's report and if Bond 25 is a project he genuinely wants in for.
Source: The Mirror