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.Updated: May 28, 2018 11:35 IST
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.
We’ve been expecting you… #Bond25, Daniel Craig’s 5th outing as 007, will be directed by Academy Award-winning Danny Boyle from an original screenplay by John Hodge. Production is set to begin on 3 Dec 2018. MGM will partner with Universal Pictures to release the film worldwide pic.twitter.com/h8fVhyYhyY— James Bond (@007) May 25, 2018
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.
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