Phoebe Waller-Bridge wanted for Bond 26

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 September 2019
Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Phoebe Waller-Bridge has done such a great job on 'No Time To Die', James Bond producers want her to write the 26th movie in the franchise

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is already being lined up to write 'Bond 26'.

The 'Fleabag' creator was brought on board to help with the script on Cary Fukunaga's 'No Time To Die' – which is expected to be Daniel Craig's last outing as the suave spy – and has impressed producers so much, she's being hailed as the "saviour" of the franchise and they want her to pen the next movie, the Daily Mail newspaper's Baz Bamigboye reports.

However, the extent of her involvement on 'Bond 26' will depend on the decisions made by the director of the film.

When she was brought into 'Bond 25' at Daniel's behest, Phoebe was asked to "add a layer" to the screenplay and though she was hired to help with the female characters in particular, she also changed the dialogue for the men and got involved with other scenes involving genetic warfare.

A source told the columnist: "Ian Fleming's Bond is a red-blooded male, and to some ears he lives in such a misogynistic world we had to be sensitive to the changing moral landscape.

"Phoebe's contribution was great -- far greater than we'd anticipated. She's the saviour of Bond, really. She was across the entire script."

And having the 'Killing Eve' writer on board is said to have cheered the mood of the whole set.

The insider added: "Phoebe's been having the best time; and the joy has sprinkled down.

"At first, no one knew what was going on. Now everyone's happy. This is going to be a great Bond."

Phoebe recently revealed she wanted to add "spice" to 'No Time To Die'.

Asked about working on the film, she said: "[It's been] fantastic. I'm really excited to be a part of it.

"I can't say a huge amount, but in Daniel Craig's tenure as Bond, there have been some amazing female characters and I hope to continue that.

"I hope to bring whatever spice I can to it."

No Time to Die

  • 4 stars
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 2h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen
  • UK release: 30 September 2021

The 25th James Bond film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and sees Daniel Craig in the lead for one last time.