Bond, James Bond, like? Cillian tipped for role as 007

Bond, James Bond, like? Cillian tipped for role as 007
Cillian Murphy from Ballintemple is linked to the role of James Bond.

CORK film fans will be shaken but not stirred to hear that one of our own is now strongly fancied to be the next James Bond. The question of who will take over from Daniel Craig has been a hotly debated topic for several years now, with Tom Hardy and Idris Elba two of the names most frequently mentioned. But they have now been joined in the betting by Cork’s blue-eyed boy — Cillian Murphy.

Both Ladbrokes and Paddy Power have slashed the odds on the Peaky Blinders star moving from the mean streets of Birmingham to the world of international espionage.

The chances of 41-year-old Murphy becoming the next 007 have been strengthened by reports that Danny Boyle is in talks to direct the next Bond film, Craig’s final outing.

Boyle and Murphy previously worked together on 28 Days Later and Sunshine.

Could it be a case of Bond, James Bond, like?

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