Mathieu Amalric to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 55-year-old James Bond from France?

Is Amalric set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in December 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Mathieu Amalric.

UPDATE 21/01/2021 : 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 Mathieu Amalric become the Seventh James Bond?

Amalric’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Wolf Hall (2015-2015), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Cosmopolis (2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Amalric now is – what next?

Three reasons Mathieu Amalric 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 55-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Amalric.
  3. It would give Mathieu Amalric a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Amalric 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 Mathieu Amalric for James Bond.

“His name is Amalric. Mathieu Amalric!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 20, 2021
“He was perfect as Eustache Chapuys in Wolf Hall, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 20, 2021
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 20, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Amalric has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 20, 2021

Rumors about Mathieu Amalric 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 Mathieu Amalric should be the next James Bond?

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