Philippe Torreton to be the next James Bond?

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

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

UPDATE 22/10/2020 : 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 Philippe Torreton become the Seventh James Bond?

Torreton’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Guilty (2011), It All Starts Today (1999) and Captain Conan (1996). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Torreton now is – what next?

Three reasons Philippe Torreton 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 Torreton.
  3. It would give Philippe Torreton a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Torreton 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 Philippe Torreton for James Bond.

“His name is Torreton. Philippe Torreton!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 21, 2020
“He was perfect as Antoine in L.627, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 21, 2020
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 21, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Torreton has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 21, 2020

Rumors about Philippe Torreton 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 Philippe Torreton should be the next James Bond?

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