Producers of the forthcoming James Bond film have outlined Helena Bonham Carter as their desired actor to play the role.
The 52-year-old double Oscar nominee, who previously took on a villainous role in films such as 2010’s Alice In Wonderland and 2007’s Sweeney Todd, is thought to be the top of producers wish list for the 25th Bond film.
The film, which is likely to be Daniel Craig’s final performance as Bond, will be released November 8th, 2019 and be directed by Danny Boyle.
An insider told the Daily Mirror that the frontrunners are Bonham Carter and Angelina Jolie: “Everyone thinks Angelina Jolie is going to get the part but bosses want Helena more,” they said. “At the moment they are just finalising the cast.”
Should Jolie pip Bonham Carter to the role, it would mark her second time acting alongside Craig, the pair having both starred in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.