Romain Duris to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 46-year-old James Bond from France?

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

UPDATE 15/08/2020 : 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 Romain Duris become the Seventh James Bond?

Duris’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Odd Job (2016), Chinese Puzzle (2013) and Populaire (2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Duris now is – what next?

Three reasons Romain Duris 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 46-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Duris.
  3. It would give Romain Duris a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Duris 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 Romain Duris for James Bond.

“His name is Duris. Romain Duris!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 14, 2020
“He was perfect as Molière in Molière, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 14, 2020
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 14, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Duris has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 14, 2020

Rumors about Romain Duris 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 Romain Duris should be the next James Bond?

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