Frédéric Chau to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 44-year-old James Bond from France?

Is Chau set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in September 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Frédéric Chau.

UPDATE 22/10/2021 : 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 Frédéric Chau become the Seventh James Bond?

Chau’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014), Lucy (2014) and Il reste du jambon ? (2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Chau now is – what next?

Three reasons Frédéric Chau 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 44-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Chau.
  3. It would give Frédéric Chau a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Chau. Frédéric Chau!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 21, 2021
“He was perfect as Chao Pierre Paul Ling in Serial (Bad) Weddings, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 21, 2021
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 21, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Chau has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 21, 2021

Rumors about Frédéric Chau 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 Frédéric Chau should be the next James Bond?

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