Martin Lamotte to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 74-year-old James Bond from France?

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

UPDATE 24/07/2021 : 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 Martin Lamotte become the Seventh James Bond?

Lamotte’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Sœur Thérè (2002-2011), Ma femme s'appelle Maurice (2002) and Les Démons de Jésus (1997). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Lamotte now is – what next?

Three reasons Martin Lamotte 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 74-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Lamotte.
  3. It would give Martin Lamotte a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Lamotte. Martin Lamotte!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 23, 2021
“He was perfect as Caldet in Les Démons de Jésus, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 23, 2021
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 23, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Lamotte has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 23, 2021

Rumors about Martin Lamotte 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 Martin Lamotte should be the next James Bond?

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