Leading British bookmakers Ladbrokes and William Hill are offering odds of 2/1 on the Swordfish star slipping into the super spy’s famous tuxedo for his next big screen outing–ahead of Closer star Clive Owen and third favorite
A Ladbrokes spokesperson says, “Hugh Jackman certainly appears to be the punters choice but we’ve seen more twists than the average Bond movie.
A decision on who will replace Brosnan has been delayed while a power
struggle wages between Bond movie makers the Broccoli family and MGM over who
should be offered the role.
The spokesperson adds, “Who takes on the role could well depend on who comes
out top in the power struggle behind the scenes.
“If the Broccoli family wins we could well see an unknown actor, while if the
money men have their way we could see a top star in the role.
“Last year, a source told us that the producers had a list of ten actors that
they were looking at.”
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