From Mr. Paris to Mr. Bond — that appears to be the trajectory Lucien Laviscount is perhaps on … in the event you imagine the experiences that he is in the operating as the subsequent 007.
The British actor — well-known for his recurring position on Netflix’s ‘Emily in Paris’ — is alleged to have captured the eye of film producer Barbara Broccoli … who additionally holds the rights to the James Bond franchise, and who’s in search of a brand new agent to switch Daniel Craig.
According to the Daily Mail … his work in ‘EIP’ — the place he performs the principle character’s love curiosity, Alfie — is what landed him as a frontrunner for the job. He’s been on for two seasons.
DM cites one purported insider as saying, “Lucien ticks all the containers. He is a brilliant gifted actor, is extraordinarily good-looking and in the previous 18 months has received plenty of new followers since he joined Emily In Paris. Bond bosses are already saying how one can see him in the 007 tuxedo, how dapper and becoming to the position he’ll look.”
The factor that may damage him, apparently … his time on ‘Celebrity Big Brother,’ on which he competed in 2011. According to this supply, the Bond producers suppose it is low forehead stuff not becoming of a Bond actor, regardless that they’re supposedly nonetheless fairly excessive on him in normal.
The different fascinating tidbit popping out of this report … Broccoli is alleged to have greenlit stunt work testing over at Pinewood Studios, the place they’ve shot numerous Bond content material. If true, that might imply they’re ramping as much as begin the subsequent chapter post-Craig/’No Time to Die.’
There’d been rumblings that Idris Elba was being thought-about to play the subsequent Bond, however frankly … he is too outdated, and Lucien matches the invoice for what Broccoli and co. have not too long ago mentioned they need in their subsequent iteration of the character. A younger whippersnapper, that’s.
We’ll say this … Lucien’s positively bought the look down. Handsome, match and pure magnificence. All the proper stuff that makes Bond a global heartthrob.
Here’s hoping the Bond honchos determine it out earlier than later. The hole between Pierce Brosnan and Craig (4 years) was longer than any interval from earlier actors — which means, when one man left … the opposite slid in reasonably seamlessly in a matter of a yr or two.
‘No Time to Die’ got here out over a yr in the past, and we’re already on to 2023. Let’s transfer it!