Benedict Cumberbatch offered role of Ian Fleming

News Simon Brew 17 Apr 2014 - 06:45

The creator of James Bond, Ian Fleming, might just be played by Benedict Cumberbatch in an upcoming biopic...

What's that? You think it's been a little too long since the last Benedict Cumberbatch casting rumour, and you fancy another? Ah, right you are.

The planned biopic of Ian Fleming, the man of course who created James Bond 007, has had one or two bumps over the past few years. At one stage, Duncan Jones was set to direct, until his commitment to the Warcraft movie ruled out his involvement. However, the project - based on the 2009 biography of Fleming written by Andrew Lycett - is still going. And now Benedict Cumberbatch has been linked with the lead role.

The Tracking Board reports the he's been offered the part of Ian Fleming, although that's still a little way away from him accepting it and things moving forward.

Matthew Brown is working on a screenplay for Fleming, with the film set to examine where he got the inspiration for James Bond from. The plan is to start shooting before the end of the year.

We'll keep you updated...

The Tracking Board.

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