Naomie Harris would “love” Danny Boyle to direct the next James Bond movie, but she insists she doesn’t know who is in line for the job.
The 41-year-old actress has portrayed Eve Moneypenny in the most recent outings of the spy saga, ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Spectre’, and though she insists she’s “easy” about who she works with behind the camera, she’d be thrilled if speculation the ‘Trainspotting’ filmmaker has landed the job on the 25th film in the series are true.
But Naomie would be just as happy if ‘Spectre’ director Sam Mendes came back for another stint. She told Total Film magazine: “I’d love it if Danny Boyle would (direct ‘Bond 25’). He’s extraordinary. I think he’d have an amazing twist.
“I’d love to have Sam back as well. But yeah, who knows.
She resumed the role – which saw her decked out in dreadlocks and intent on defeating Davy Jones – a year later, for follow-up Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
She is now starring in new cinema release Collateral after wowing in Barry Jenkins’ gritty coming-of-age tale Moonlight.
“Just as long as they’re brilliant and they understand what Bond’s about and they understand what the fans want and they’re nice to work with, I’m easy really.”
And the ‘Rampage’ actress’ wish might come true as Danny recently revealed he’s working on a script for the film, which will see Daniel Craig return again as the suave spy. He said: “We are working on a script right now. And it all depends on that really.
“I am working on a Richard Curtis script at the moment. We hope to start shooting that in six or seven weeks.
“Then Bond would be right at the end of the year. But we are working on them both right now.it’s bloody ages off. There’s no way of dressing that up. But at least it’s definitely coming, and Craig’s definitely in it, and you definitely have time to re-watched all the previous films beforehand.
Boyle – who won the Best Director Oscar in 2009 for his drama ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ – is currently working on a musical based around the music of the Beatles for Curtis.
But revealed he has an idea for a story for the iconic British 007 spy but refused to give any spoilers away.
He said: “We’ve got an idea, John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment.
“And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away.”