Roschdy Zem to be the next James Bond?

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

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

UPDATE 05/08/2021 : 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 Roschdy Zem become the Seventh James Bond?

Zem’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Outside the Law (2010), Four Lovers (2010) and Days of Glory (2006). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Zem now is – what next?

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

This 'Zem 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 Roschdy Zem for James Bond.

“His name is Zem. Roschdy Zem!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 4, 2021
“He was perfect as Messaoud Souni in Days of Glory, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 4, 2021
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 4, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Zem has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 4, 2021

Rumors about Roschdy Zem 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 Roschdy Zem should be the next James Bond?

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