Jake Lacy to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 39-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Lacy set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in January 2024. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Jake Lacy.

UPDATE 28/02/2024 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Jake Lacy become the Seventh James Bond?

Lacy’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in How to Be Single (2016), Carol (2015) and The Office (US) (2005-2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Lacy now is – what next?

Three reasons Jake Lacy 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 39-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Lacy.
  3. It would give Jake Lacy a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Lacy. Jake Lacy!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) February 27, 2024
“He was perfect as Pete Miller in The Office (US), he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) February 27, 2024
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) February 27, 2024
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Lacy has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) February 27, 2024

Rumors about Jake Lacy 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 Jake Lacy should be the next James Bond?

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