Angelina to star as a James Bond villain?
A new career rumour for Angelina and this time it is as a James Bond villain and if this is true, it will be the second time Angie and Daniel Craig work together. Daniel was in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001 together with her.
James Bond 25 LEAK? ‘Angelina Jolie set for VILLAIN and Lily James in running as co-lead’
James Bond 25 has seen another alleged leak, this time claiming Angelina Jolie is set to play the villain, while Lily James and Dua Lipa are in the running for Daniel Craig’s co-lead.
It has a release date set for November 2019, but very little is known about Craig’s fifth and final James Bond movie.
While he’s definitely signed on, rumours have been mounting around director Danny Boyle and John Hodge’s script.
Now a new leak has arrived from a Reddit user who previously claimed: “I work in the film industry and know people tangentially connected to the world of Bond.”
Cashley Persia alleges: “I’ve heard that Boyle has committed to a script and casting is underway.”
They continued: “Supposedly, the big roles in the script are the female villain and Bond’s understudy (another female role).
“I hear Sophie Rundle, Lily James, Ella Purnell and Antonia Thomas have auditioned/met with Boyle (though this list is not exhaustive).
“The role is not a love interest however, [it’s] the co-lead of the film.
“I’ve also heard that Boyle isn’t adverse to discovering a new name and possibly someone who isn’t an actress. Though it sounds like a moronic suggestion, I’ve heard the singer Dua Lipa is high on the list.”
Of the actresses mentioned, James is certainly the biggest star and is the lead in Boyle’s next film, a Richard Curtis rom-com, which he will shoot this summer ahead of Bond 25.
Meanwhile Rundle is best known for Peaky Blinders and Thomas starred in Misfits and Lovesick.
Now they all might be around 30-years-old but Purnell is only 21. But she play a younger Jolie in Maleficent.
And speaking of the former Tomb Raider star, she’s apparently the first choice for the villain and is “keen” to take on the role.
The leaker added: “Finally, the main villain has been written with Angelina Jolie in mind.
“I’ve heard this name for a very long while. I never quite trusted it but Boyle has wanted her since day one and it looks as though she’s keen.
“They are now actively courting her and the script is being adjusted accordingly.”
James Bond 25 is set for release in November 2019.