5 April 2017
by Tamara Dumas | Photography by Joe Alvarez
The actor previously joked that he'd rather 'slash his wrists' than play 007 again.
According to Page Six, Craig was finally convinced to step into 007’s again after working with Broccoli on his hit off-Broadway production of Othello. The Page Six went on to conclude: “Daniel was very pleased with how ‘Othello’ went and the great reviews. Now Daniel’s talks with Barbara are going in the right direction.”
“They have a script — screenwriting duo Neal Purvis and Robert are writing and they’ll go into production as soon as Daniel is ready to commit.”
Craig is currently the second-longest serving Bond in history having officially starred as the spy for over 11 years.
"During interviews at the Spectre premiere in 2015 we learnt that Daniel was debating the offer, but from what he told us -media- during the premiere, I knew he would do at least one more Bond film and I said it at the time," commented celebrity photographer Joe Alvarez. Yes, being James Bond is a VERY hard job and its something that you need to mull carefully whilst counting your millions.
The on-set injuries the actor has incurred during the James Bond shooting include bruised ribs, sliced off top of finger - thanks to Quantum of Solace, a knee injury during Spectrum. Daniel Craig needed eight stitches on his face during shooting for Quantum of Solace. During the same period, Craig tore muscle on his shoulder and had to undergo ‘reconstruction' of the entire shoulder, according to actor himself. The soon-to-be-longest-serving James Bond lost two of his teeth during the shooting for Casino Royale.
It doesn’t surprise us then, that Daniel Craig was in two minds about the shooting for the next James Bond. However, it didn’t fool me. With the stunts becoming more breathtaking in each film, the injuries are becoming more serious. We hope he will come out in one piece after the next James Bond.
Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci