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Sony Leak Reveals Idris Elba Could Be the Next James Bond

Sony Leak Reveals Idris Elba Could Be the Next James Bond


An email that leaked as a part of the Sony Pictures hacking has revealed that Idris Elba is in the lead to replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond.

Elba has long been rumored 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, emerged online after hackers penetrated the Sony Pictures database, stealing confidential information and even the script for the latest Bond movie Spectre.

For more on the Sony Leak, view all our articles here: Sony Leak

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