Jean-Pierre Bacri to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 69-year-old James Bond from France?

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Is Bacri set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in October 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Jean-Pierre Bacri.

UPDATE 24/11/2020 : 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 Jean-Pierre Bacri become the Seventh James Bond?

Bacri’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Look at Me (2004), Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (2002) and The Taste of Others (2000). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Bacri now is – what next?

Three reasons Jean-Pierre Bacri 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 69-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Bacri.
  3. It would give Jean-Pierre Bacri a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

Twitter was flooded again Monday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Jean-Pierre Bacri for James Bond.

“His name is Bacri. Jean-Pierre Bacri!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) November 23, 2020
“He was perfect as le commentateur du reportage sur la langouste in Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) November 23, 2020
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) November 23, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Bacri has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) November 23, 2020

Rumors about Jean-Pierre Bacri 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 Jean-Pierre Bacri should be the next James Bond?

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