New reports suggests Daniel Craig has quit as James Bond, despite £68 million offer to stay
New reports have emerged that Daniel Craig has quit his role as James Bond.
The star has played 007 four times, most recently in 2015's Spectre, but has yet to formally commit to another and earlier this year signed up for a lead role in Purity, a new TV series based on Jonathan Franzen's best-selling novel.
Now, according to the Daily Mail, Craig has told 007 producers that he will not return for a fifth movie, despite being offered a reported £68 million to stay.
A source told the paper: "Daniel is done - pure and simple - he told top brass at MGM after Spectre. They threw huge amounts of money at him, but it just wasn't what he wanted. He had told people after shooting that this would be his final outing, but the film company still felt he could come around after Spectre if he was offered a money deal."
Tom Hiddleston has now emerged as the favourite to take over the role from Craig, to the extent that bookmakers have stopped taking bets on him becoming 007.
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