Pierre Richard to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 87-year-old James Bond from France?

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

UPDATE 27/10/2021 : 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 Pierre Richard become the Seventh James Bond?

Richard’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in King Guillaume (2009), Paris 36 (2008) and The Fugitives (1986). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Richard now is – what next?

Three reasons Pierre Richard 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 87-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Richard.
  3. It would give Pierre Richard a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Richard. Pierre Richard!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 26, 2021
“He was perfect as François Perrin in The Goat, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 26, 2021
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 26, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Richard has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 26, 2021

Rumors about Pierre Richard 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 Pierre Richard should be the next James Bond?

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