Daniel Craig to star in Kings?

Daniel Craig is in talks to star in independent drama 'Kings' with Halle Berry, set against the backdrop of the 1992 Los Angeles riots

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Daniel Craig is in talks to star in 'Kings' with Halle Berry.

The independent drama will be set against the backdrop of the 1992 Los Angeles riots which started just hours after a jury acquitted four police officers from the LA Police Department of the use of excessive force in the arrest and beating of taxi-driver Rodney King.

A total of 55 people died during the riots with more than $1 billion worth of property damaged.

Deadline reports that the part Daniel is negotiating for is that of a loner who lives in LA's South Central and falls for Halle's character.

After the dangerous riots kick off Craig's character helps Halle to protect her children from the violence.

'Mustang' director Deniz Gamze Erguven will helm the movie, which will be her English-language debut.

Meanwhile, Daniel reportedly turned down a £68 million offer to play James Bond in two more movies.

The 48-year-old actor - who has portrayed 007 in four films - is said to have rejected the huge offer, which is thought to be made up of profit shares, endorsements and a role as co-producer, from MGM studio and told bosses he is "done" playing the suave spy.

A Los Angeles film source said: "Daniel is done - pure and simple - he told top brass at MGM after 'Spectre'. They threw huge amounts of money at him, but it just wasn't what he wanted.

"He had told people after shooting that this would be his final outing, but the film company still felt he could come around after 'Spectre' if he was offered a money deal."

The Hollywood actor's future as the spy has been the subject of much speculation in recent months and he further threw his Bond future in doubt when he signed up for 20-episode US TV series 'Purity'.

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