Kevin Spacey quashed Bond film rumours

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 June 2014
Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey was rumoured to have been cast in the forthcoming James Bond film but claims he doesn't know why this is circulating, with him never having even read a script

Kevin Spacey has quashed rumours that he's been cast in the new Bond film.

The 'House of Cards' actor - who plays Francis 'Frank' Underwood in the popular Netflix series - has addressed speculation that he will play a villain in the upcoming picture and claims he's never even read a script for the movie about the famed secret agent.

In an interview with the BBC, the 54-year-old star said: "I don't know why people keep writing about this. I've never read a script, I'm not doing the next James Bond movie. No.

"I don't know who started the rumour, but stop it."

The interviewer joked: "I think it's probably [director] Sam Mendes."

Spacey replied: "No, he didn't. I think if he wanted me he would have offered me the role. I don't even know if there is a role."

'Bond 24' - which is the working title for the 24th film in famed series - has Daniel Craig returning as Bond, Sam Mendes in the director's seat and John Logan helping to pen the script.

Meanwhile, Spacey is set to hit the big screen later this year in 'Horrible Bosses 2' and documentary 'Unity' which he narrates.

Spectre

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 2h 28min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…

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