Actor Lucien Laviscount is front runner to become next James Bond
Actor Lucien Laviscount is supposedly in the running for the role of James Bond, in part because of his performance in Emily in Paris. No Time to Die, released in 2021, was Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond. Due to the franchise’s enduring success, however, casting for Bond 26 will soon begin. Since Craig’s departure, the rumour mill has been churning out several candidates, and Laviscount is the latest actor to be mentioned.
According to the Daily Mail, Laviscount caught the attention of Bond producer Barbara Broccoli thanks to his appearance as Alfie, Lily Collins’s love interest in the Netflix series Emily in Paris. According to reports, Broccoli is looking for an actor who can play James Bond for the next 15 years, and at age 30, he fits the bill perfectly. The story also suggests that the Bond filmmakers are leaning toward going with an ethnic-minority star to better reflect modern society, which could play a role in Laviscount’s casting.
This is what one anonymous insider claims: “Lucien ticks all of the boxes. He is a super talented actor, is extremely handsome, and in the past 18 months has won lots of new fans since he joined Emily in Paris. Bond bosses are already saying how you can see him in the 007 tuxedo, how dapper and fitting to the role he will look.”
Laviscount has appeared in several well-known TV shows, including Emily in Paris, Scream Queens, and Katy Keene, but he is probably most remembered for his part in Emily in Paris. One Night in Istanbul, The Bye Bye Man, and Love Beats Rhymes are just a few of the films in which he has acted. Recent appearances include the Prime Video romantic comedy Your Christmas or Mine?, co-starring Asa Butterfield and Cora Kirk.
Since none of this information concerning Laviscount and James Bond has been confirmed, we should treat it as a rumour for the time being, just like we would with all of the other names that have been reported for the part. Until the creators make an official statement, we can expect more rumours. Names like Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, Rege-Jean Page, Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill, and Dan Stevens have been bandied about as potential replacements for Daniel Craig since his departure.
There is currently no set release date for Bond 26, but if the rumours are accurate and casting is already under way, filming might begin soon.