James Bond hopeful James Norton talks writing ‘new 007 story’ amid casting rumours

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    Page isn’t the only actor of colour in the running, however.

    He is joined by fellow British heartthrob Idris Elba who has a respectable 8/1 on becoming 007.

    On changing the race of the fictional character, Norton told GQ Hype: “Obviously, casting a Bond of colour is important if handled in a sensitive way, but there’s a bigger picture: We need to treat the cause rather than the symptom.”

    He went on: “There is an argument that, rather than make Bond a person of colour, why not create a new story that is authentically representative and isn’t repurposed?”

    Published at Mon, 12 Apr 2021 09:02:00 +0000

    James Bond hopeful James Norton talks writing ‘new 007 story’ amid casting rumours

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