Daniel Craig wants to be James Bond again


April 05, 2017
In this image released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions, Daniel Craig appears in a scene from the James Bond film, Spectre.

Daniel Craig is ready to sign on to return as James Bond.

Speculation has been rife that the 49-year-old actor was set to walk away from the role of 007 after four outings, after he refused to publicly commit himself to the franchise's future.

Craig has now been convinced to don the British spy's tuxedo one more time after working with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli the daughter of Albert R. 'Cubby' Broccoli, the man who created the franchise from Ian Fleming's books on the hit off-Broadway production of Othello.

A source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six: "Daniel was very pleased with how Othello went and the great reviews. Now Daniel's talks with Barbara are going in the right direction.

"They have a script. Screenwriting duo Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have penned several Bond movies, are writing and they'll go into production as soon as Daniel is ready to commit."

Craig is currently the second-longest serving Bond in history having officially starred as the spy for more than 11 years.

Back in 2015 after Spectre had hit the big screen, Craig admitted he'd "rather slash" his wrists than step back into the role because of the fatigue he felt from the shooting process.

But in 2016, he described Bond as the best job in the world, sparking hopes for MGM that Craig would return for a fifth film.