Samy Naceri to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 59-year-old James Bond from France?

Is Naceri 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 Samy Naceri.

UPDATE 12/08/2020 : 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 Samy Naceri become the Seventh James Bond?

Naceri’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Taxi 4 (2007), Days of Glory (2006) and Taxi 3 (2003). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Naceri now is – what next?

Three reasons Samy Naceri 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 59-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Naceri.
  3. It would give Samy Naceri a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Naceri 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 Samy Naceri for James Bond.

“His name is Naceri. Samy Naceri!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 11, 2020
“He was perfect as Daniel Morales in Taxi 4, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 11, 2020
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 11, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Naceri has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 11, 2020

Rumors about Samy Naceri 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 Samy Naceri should be the next James Bond?

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