An email leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hacking scandal has named British actor Idris Elba as the frontrunner to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond.
The star has long been rumoured to be a potential replacement for Craig when he eventually steps down from playing 007, and now Elba has been hailed as a serious contender after he was named in an email sent by Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal.
In the note, which was sent to Elizabeth Cantillon, former executive vice president of production for Columbia Pictures, the firm which distributes the Bond films, Pascal writes, “Idris should be the next Bond.”
The email, which was obtained by The Daily Beast, emerged online after hackers penetrated the Sony Pictures database, stealing confidential information and even the script for the latest Bond movie Spectre.
Source: Toronto Sun