Orlando Bloom as Bond! Not!
ANI[ WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2004 07:51:00 PM ]
LONDON: British actor Orlando Bloom actor has been signed by Miramax to play young James Bond in his new movie which is based on the college days of this widely popular secret agent.
There were rumours floating that Bloom is taking over the role of James Bond from Pierce Brosnan in the next film due out next November.
According to Ananova , Bond producers were looking for a new leading man and Bloom was the lucky guy who got the role.
Orlando Bloom is to play the new James Bond.
However, the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' heartthrob will not be replacing Pierce Brosnan as 007 - instead he will star in a movie about the suave spy' s younger days.
A source at Hollywood studios Miramax, who are making the film, revealed: "The story that Orlando will play Bond is true but we are doing a rather novel film about the young James Bond.
"The author, Ian Fleming, never really got into this period of his character 's life, but he did mention in 'You Only Live Twice' that Bond attended Fettes College, having been expelled from Eton.
Charlie Higson, who is writing the screenplay, has woven a wonderful tale around this." Miramax believe Orlando - who was recently tipped to take over from Pierce Brosnan in the regular Bond films - will be perfect for the role.
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