While James Bond fans eagerly await Daniel Craig’s next portrayal of 007 in Bond 22, due out in 2008, The Times reports that he has been tipped for a role as a murdered former spy.
Craig’s name is reportedly being discussed to play the role of Alexander Litvinenko, a murdered former spy. Based on the book Blowing Up Russia, (co-written by Litvinenko) the story told alleges that the Russian government was secretly behind bombings that killed 300 people.
The book ‘presents a theory that the FSB, successor to the KGB, had a role in the bombing of a block of flats in the city of Ryazan. The Kremlin blamed the blast on Chechen terrorists. The 1999 explosions helped swing public opinion behind Vladimir Putin and win him the presidency.’
To be released next month by Gibson Square Books, the option for the film rights was bought by Braun Entertainment Group, a Beverly Hills firm for a ‘six-figure sum.’
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