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Daniel Craig to receive £50 million for final James Bond film. That’s Rs 450 crore

Daniel Criag will earn a reported Rs 450 crore (£50 million) for his final outing as James Bond, in the 25th 007 film, to be directed by Danny Boyle for a November 2019 release.

hollywood Updated: May 28, 2018 11:35 IST
Press Trust of India
Daniel Craig,James Bond,Danny Boyle
After more than a decade at Sony Pictures, James Bond has a few new homes. In a joint announcement with their new partners Thursday, May 24, 2018, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said Universal Pictures will release the 25th installment of the superspy franchise internationally.(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Daniel Craig will reportedly receive a fat pay cheque of £50 million for his last outing as James Bond in the next 007 film, scheduled for release in November 2019.

The 50-year-old actor will also get an ­executive producer credit, along with endorsements and profits, according to Mirror.com.

Craig previously received £37 million for 2015’s Spectre.

If paid £50 million, Craig’s earnings will ­make Craig one of the highest paid actors in the world.

In comparison, George Lazenby made £72,000 for one outing, Roger Moore bagged £17 million for his seven films as the iconic spy.

Timothy Dalton made £4 million from two appearances followed by Pierce Brosnan raking in £13 million from four films.

Craig starts shooting for the film in December, which is expected to last five months.

The actor had earlier said he would rather “slash his wrists” than return as Bond. But after constant denials, he confirmed his return in the 25th Bond movie.

Danny Boyle attends FX Networks' annual all-star party at SVA Theatre in New York. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, who is set to direct the as-yet-untitled film, will earn about ­£7 million.

A source in Los Angeles said, “Daniel is raring to go out with a bang alongside Danny. They have been talking already about their visions and the practicalities once the cameras start rolling in December at Pinewood.

“Daniel is worth every penny given that Spectre made over $800 million and Skyfall over $1 billion before they sold DVD, streaming and TV rights.”

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First Published: May 28, 2018 11:32 IST