McAvoy to Play Fleming in Biopic?

James McAvoy has been tipped to play James Bond creator Ian Fleming in a new movie.

The Atonement actor has reportedly been approached to star as the writer in a biopic about his colorful life, including his role in World War II, his playboy lifestyle and his work as a journalist.

Although a source has denied that McAvoy is “attached” to the movie, based on Andrew Lycett’s biography of Fleming, Britain’s The Independent newspaper reports that a formal approach is thought to have been made to secure the Scottish star’s involvement.

McAvoy is the second Hollywood star to be linked to a big-screen biopic about Fleming — Leonardo DiCaprio and his production company announced in 2008 that they will be producing a picture about the author.

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