François Rollin to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 67-year-old James Bond from France?

Is Rollin set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in June 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is François Rollin.

UPDATE 09/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Every man, at some point in his life, wishes he could be James Bond. And with the news that Daniel Craig may well be out as 007, there are a whole bunch of actors from London to Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could François Rollin become the Seventh James Bond?

Rollin’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Kaamelott (2005-2009), Coluche, l'histoire d'un mec (2008) and Avenue Montaigne (2006). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Rollin now is – what next?

Three reasons François Rollin would be good for the James Bond franchise

  1. It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be a 67-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Rollin.
  3. It would give François Rollin a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Rollin To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy

Twitter was flooded again Wednesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want François Rollin for James Bond.

“His name is Rollin. François Rollin!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 8, 2020
“He was perfect as Professor Rollin in Palace, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 8, 2020
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 8, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Rollin has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 8, 2020

Rumors about François Rollin stepping into the role's next iteration have been floating about for a while now. He is characterized by being smooth, slick, handsome, rugged and charming. These are definitely the characteristics needed to play James Bond. Don’t you agree?

Do you think François Rollin should be the next James Bond?

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