Idris Elba vying to play the first black James Bond

Idris Elba vying to play the first black James Bond

The British actor and producer, revealed for his role in the series The Wire It would be good to approve the costume of the secret agent. Above all because the historical producer Barbara Broccoli is not closed to the idea, on the contrary.

The actor and producer Idris Elba, with the task of playing the next James Bond, fed the voice on Sunday with a tweet in the form of a nod to the secret agent. "My name is Elba, Idris Elba", has tweeted the British actor, echoing the formula of the agent 007.

The name of this forty-five-year-old actor, born of a father from Sierra Leone and a Ghanaian mother, has been running for years as James Bond. In 2014, when the hypothesis was mentioned for the first time, Idris Elba did not hide his interest. In 2015, Pierce Brosman, one of the actors who played the 007 secret agent in the cinema, felt that James Bond could be embodied by a "great black actor". "Idris Elba certainly has the physique, the charisma and the presence", had judged the Irish-American at the time. But the idea had aroused controversy and many racist remarks.

The item has also grown more recently and, according to the Star of the day, Director Antoine Fuqua recently spoke with Bond singer Barbara Broccoli, who thinks it is the "moment" for 007 to be played by a person from an ethnic minority. But a spokesman for Antoine Fuqua denied any discussion, saying Hollywood Journalistthat the story was "rising from scratch".