Daniel Craig allegedly turned down nearly $100 million from MGM to return as James Bond for two more movies. It’s a whopping sum of money for anyone to reject, but Craig isn’t interested in playing the iconic role anymore, Daily Mail reports.
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The $99 million offer to Craig included endorsements, profit shares, and a co-producer credits. Now that Daniel Craig is more than well set from the Bond franchise and his acting career, the report states that Craig no longer find money a motivating factor.
“Daniel is done – pure and simple – he told top brass at MGM after ‘Spectre,'” a source told DM. “They threw huge amounts of money at him, but it just wasn’t what he wanted.”
After Craig filmed “Spectre,” there was talk that he wasn’t returning as James Bond, the insider notes.
“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,” the source said.
According to Gossip Cop, the report is exaggerated. According to the surveillance celebrity site, there’s “still no decision has been made” by Craig as to whether or not he’ll sign on for more films. An insider close to Craig said the report is “totally untrue.”
Craig has starred in four James Bond films altogether. They include “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace,” “Skyfall,” and “Spectre.”