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April 05, 2004

Colin & Kylie: Bond & Bond Girl?

Two items of note from today's IMDB studio briefing:

Colin Firth Spies Bond Role
Love Actually hunk Colin Firth has emerged as the British public's first choice to take over from Pierce Brosnan as super spy James Bond. The 43-year-old actor, who wowed the ladies as sexy Jane Austen hero Mr. Darcy in Pride And Prejudice, piped hot tip Clive Owen to the top spot in a poll by video chain Choices Video. American Psycho star Christian Bale came in third, whilst British movie hunks Jude Law and Sean Bean were fourth and fifth respectively. Eon, the production company responsible for the James Bond franchise, have yet to announce who will play the next 007, leading to speculation that Pierce will be replaced.

Minogue To Woo Bond?
Pop star Kylie Minogue has emerged as the favorite to star opposite James Bond in the new 007 movie. The sexy singer is reportedly eager to launch a career on the big screen and insiders insist she's the number one choice for the traditionally sexy Bond girl role. A source says, "It's just a matter of whether she'll play the 'good' Bond girl or the 'evil' Bond girl." A spokesman for the Slow singer says no deal has been signed yet, but adds, "She is continually being sent film scripts." Yesterday current James Bond Pierce Brosnan revealed producers were still in "paralysis" over plans for the superspy's 21st outing on the big screen, and admitted he's unsure whether he'll be cast in the film.

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I cannot see Firth as Bond. Can't quite get my head around that one. I don't see him as "that kind of guy". He's Darcy for God's sake!

Posted by: skimkins at April 6, 2004 01:58 PM

I don't either, mainly because I don't want to. What interesting work would he give up to be in a Bond movie? Anyway, I think if the producers are looking for somebody else, they'd probably want to go for someone younger, ideally with action movie experience. I think Hugh Jackman, if we must have yet another Bond movie, would be fine, but I've read that they're skittish because, dear god, he's playing Peter Allen on Broadway!

Posted by: LadyCrumpet at April 7, 2004 10:00 AM

Colin Firth: Action Hero.

Hmm. Interesting to think about, but hard to get my mind around! But who'd ever think he could pull off leather pants and air guitar? *zhuzhes Rocknroll!LordDashwood's hair*

Why do people think Kylie Minogue is sexy? She always looks like a little girl playing dress-up in a streetwalker's wardrobe to me. *meow*

Posted by: Mags at April 8, 2004 10:09 AM