James Bond will always be a male character, says producer Barbara Broccoli | Hollywood - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

James Bond will always be a male character, says producer Barbara Broccoli

Hindustan Times | By
Apr 27, 2019 05:10 PM IST

James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli says that to turn James Bond into a woman character would be a gimmick, and instead, new female characters should be written.

James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has ruled out a gender swap to the character of the suave British spy, saying the part will always be played a male actor. British star Daniel Craig is preparing to leave the iconic role after the upcoming 25th movie in the series. Many, including Priyanka Chopra, have called for a woman to play the character.

British actor Daniel Craig attends the Bond 25 film launch at Ian Fleming's Home GoldenEye in Montego Bay, Jamaica.(AFP)
British actor Daniel Craig attends the Bond 25 film launch at Ian Fleming's Home GoldenEye in Montego Bay, Jamaica.(AFP)

"I always feel that Bond is a male character, that is just a fact. We have to make movies about women and women's stories but we have to create female characters and not just for a gimmick turn a male character into a woman," Broccoli told Good Morning Britain during Bond 25's launch event in Jamaica.

Hindustan Times - your fastest source for breaking news! Read now.

Producers Michael G Wilson, left, and Barbara Broccoli, right, pose for photographers with actor Daniel Craig during the photo call of the latest instalment of the James Bond film franchise, currently known as Bond 25, in Oracabessa, Jamaica. (AP)
Producers Michael G Wilson, left, and Barbara Broccoli, right, pose for photographers with actor Daniel Craig during the photo call of the latest instalment of the James Bond film franchise, currently known as Bond 25, in Oracabessa, Jamaica. (AP)

She also confirmed that it was Craig's decision to rope in Phoebe Waller-Bridge as a co-writer on the film. "It was Daniel's idea, we all leapt to it, we loved her. She has made a great contribution to it," she said.

The producers unveiled the film’s cast at a recent event, although they didn’t reveal a title. Craig will be joined by series regulars Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux and Ralph Fiennes. New faces joining him on the movie include Blade Runner 2049’s Ana De Armas, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch and Billy Magnussen. Oscar-winner Rami Malek will play the villain. The film is expected to go into production soon, for an April 2020 release. The film will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.

Follow @htshowbiz for more

Get more updates from Bollywood, Hollywood, Musicand Web Seriesalong with Latest Entertainment Newsat Hindustan Times.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On