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27th Nov 2022

Actor, 32, named as surprise frontrunner to be next James Bond as producers ‘love him’

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Aaron is said to have nailed his screen test for the role

An actor you’re probably not that familiar with has been named as a new possible frontrunner to replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 32, has been touted as a favourite to take over as the lead in the famous spy franchise after reportedly taking part in a screen test.

Aaron isn’t that well know – even though he’s done more than 30 movies – well, no where near as well known as household names like Tom Hardy and Idris Elba who have also been tipped for the role.

Recently, Aaron was in Bullet Train alongside Brad Pitt. He also been in the Kick-Ass films, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Godzilla.

A source reportedly revealed that Aaron had impressed Bond boss, Barbara Broccoli, during his trial, which took place at Pinewood Studios.

One insider told The Sun: “Aaron went for a screen test to be the next Bond in September and producers and Barbara loved him.

“He is now one of the frontrunners.”

The film’s producers have also reportedly said that they are looking for a younger Bond, someone in their 30s. That knocks some of the other favourites out of contention. Hardy is 45. Elba, 50.

Aaron’s career debut was in TV series Armadillo in 2001. He then went on to star in other shows such as The Bill and Casualty.

He starred in the 2009 film, Nowhere Boy, a biopic about John Lennon and went on to marry the film’s director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, 55.

The High Wycombe born actor has recently been filming action movie The Fall Guy – an adaptation of the TV series of the same name – alongside Ryan Gosling.

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