Lucien Laviscount has emerged as a candidate for the next James Bond.
The 30-year-old star played a throbbing Alfie in the Netflix series Emily in Paris, which caught the attention of 007 chief Barbara Broccoli.
Lucien would fit the bill to replace Daniel Craig as the iconic spy after Broccoli said he wanted to cast an actor who could play the role for the next 15 years. Bond bosses are believed to be eager to have minority actors play their characters to ensure the franchise reflects modern society.
A source told the Mail on Sunday:
“Bond bosses have already said what he looks like in a 007 tuxedo, how he’s dapper and fit for the role.”
However, there are concerns that Lucien’s appearance on the 2011 reality show Celebrity Big Brother could be against him, as the former Bonds comes from a highbrow background.
An insider said: And he now has a fan base that spans generations, which is a dream for Barbara who is so obsessed with him.
Broccoli, 62, previously revealed that she and co-producer Michael G. Wilson were planning a different trajectory for the Bond series after Craig’s departure.
“When you change actors, you have to rethink the direction of the film. When you hire actors, you hope to spend at least 10 years together and make four, five, six films.” movie.
“So you really have to think, ‘What’s the trajectory? What does that actor bring? How does it move the series in a different direction?'”