James Bond producers want Helena Bonham Carter to play a villain

She would star alongside Daniel Craig in Danny Boyle's upcoming movie

Jack Shepherd
Sunday 03 June 2018 10:06
Get Carter: the actress is favourite over Angelina Jolie, according to reports
Get Carter: the actress is favourite over Angelina Jolie, according to reports

Helena Bonham Carter is favourite to play the villain in the latest James Bond film, according to reports.

The actress, who played baddies in the Harry Potter movies and Alice and Wonderland, would join Daniel Craig as 007, Ben Wishaw as Q, and director Danny Boyle on the project.

“Everyone thinks Angelina Jolie is going to get the part but bosses want Helena more,” an insider told The Mirror. “At the moment they are just finalising the cast.”

Should Jolie take the role over Bonham Carter, it would mark her second time acting alongside Craig after 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

According to the same report, Boyle and Craig are currently working on a shooting schedule for the film, with the actor also taking on a key creative role.

The new Bond movie, the 25th in the series, is scheduled to reach UK cinemas on the 25 October 2019.

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