The big Hollywood casting question today is who will play MGM's next 'James Bond', as dog-faced actor Daniel Craig ("Road To Perdition") is on record saying he is tired of being type-cast as the British spy '007', but not above receiving a $50 million dollar upfront pay day for another new feature to be scripted by "Spectre" writers Neil Purvis and Robert Wade:
Ever since Craig appeared at the poker tables in "Casino Royale" (2006), the actor has become hugely popular as Bond, but has repeatedly refused to negotiate with studio bosses about returning to the part, even though "Spectre" box office receipts earned $880 million.
Recently the cultural impact of James Bond as a smooth-talking killer has redefined the action thriller genre, inspiring the likes of 'Jason Bourne' and 'Jack Reacher'.
"Casino Royale" was also a major influence behind the resurgence of Canadian online casinos including the "Lucky Nugget Casino".
Currently, high-profile actors including "Mad Max: Fury Road" star Tom Hardy and Oscar-nominee Michael Fassbender are front-runners to land the '007' role, although some fans are also rooting for "Thor" actors Idris Alba and Tom Hiddleston.
It seems that audiences have a better chance of winning big at an online casino than guessing who will be the next James Bond.
"To be honest with you", said Fassbender, "I think they should reboot the 'James Bond' series and go back to his origins as a soldier.I’ve got a great idea for it actually, so ('Bond' producer) Barbara Broccoli talk to me..."
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