Los Angeles: The search for a British bloke to replace Daniel Craig in the 007 franchise has now thrown up a new name – Jack Huston. According to latest reports, the Britain-born actor is in the running to play James Bond in the upcoming spy series.
The 34-year-old, who last played the titular role in the ‘Ben-Hur’ remake, is being considered to play the part. The producers of the hugely successful series are reportedly on a hunt to find a “great actor” to take the franchise forward. Jack, being the right age and having proved his acting capabilities, is believed to have what it takes to carry the series forward- should he do a good job playing the part.
Before Jack, Golden Globe award winning actor Idris Elba was rumoured to be the front-runner to play the spy. Actors Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston were also reportedly in the running to play the iconic role.
Meanwhile, Daniel Craig has yet to confirm if he will suit up for the part once again after reprising the role four times before in ‘Casino Royale’, ‘Quantum of Solace’, ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Spectre’.