Phoebe Waller-Bridge reportedly working on script for Bond 25
The last couple of years have been stellar ones for Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who has been enjoying near-universal praise in recent weeks for her role as creator and star of comedy-drama series Fleabag, as well as for her work on the BBC's espionage thriller series Killing Eve.
Now it seems that Waller-Bridge's hot streak extends to being offered a role on the upcoming 25th film in the James Bond franchise, with The Observer reporting that the Fleabag creator has been drafted in to work on the script.
According to the report, Waller-Bridge has been drafted in to add polish to the script at the insistence of Daniel Craig, who is apparently a big fan of her work and thinks that she could bring “wit and quirkiness” to the Bond 25 script.
Development on the new film has been somewhat troubled, with Danny Boyle initially hired to direct and co-writing a script with John Hodge, before “creative differences” with Barbara Broccoli's Eon Productions saw the Trainspotting director departing the project and being replaced by Cary Joji Fukunaga.
A new director meant a new script, with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade brought in to redraft the story. However, it seems that Craig still feels it could use a little work and sees Waller-Bridge as the ideal person to add a little sheen to the story.
The reports are still unconfirmed, but with the film rumoured to begin shooting any time now Waller-Bridge would certainly be a welcome addition to the team, especially for those who enjoyed her work on Killing Eve.