Is Castaldi 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 Jean-Pierre Castaldi.
UPDATE 02/07/2020 : 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 Jean-Pierre Castaldi become the Seventh James Bond?
Castaldi’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008), Ma femme s'appelle Maurice (2002) and Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar (1999). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Castaldi now is – what next?
Three reasons Jean-Pierre Castaldi would be good for the James Bond franchise
- It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be a 75-year-old French?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Castaldi.
- It would give Jean-Pierre Castaldi a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Castaldi 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 Jean-Pierre Castaldi for James Bond.
“His name is Castaldi. Jean-Pierre Castaldi!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 1, 2020
“He was perfect as Félix in Cold Moon, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 1, 2020
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 1, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Castaldi has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 1, 2020
Rumors about Jean-Pierre Castaldi 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 Castaldi should be the next James Bond?
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