James Bond to Replace Sherlock Holmes in ‘Cowboys & Aliens’?

James Bond Daniel Craig is in talks to replace Sherlock Holmes star Robert Downey, Jr. in new movie Cowboys & Aliens.

Downey Jr. reportedly quit the project, directed by Iron Man filmmaker Jon Favreau, to concentrate on a Sherlock Holmes sequel, and now Craig is the frontrunner to land the lead.

He has been offered the role of Zeke Johnson in the movie, which is based on a 2006 graphic novel, according to Variety.

Busy Favreau has also adapted the story for the big screen and he’ll also appear in the film.

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