*The leaked Sony emails just keep on comin ‘.
From the same leaked Sony Pictures email trove that revealed an unidentified producer who said international audiences are racist and wouldn’t support a film with Denzel Washington … comes another email saying the opposite about Idris Elba.
Elba, a popular British actor, is being seriously considered as the first black James Bond.
“Idris should be the next Bond,” Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal wrote nearly a year ago in an e-mail to Elizabeth Cantillon, a former executive vice president at Columbia Pictures, according to the the Daily Beast.
That email, among thousands of others that includes salary reports and bits of script and rough footage was released by hackers believed to be from or representing North Korea.
Daniel Craig, the current Bond, is signed on to one more “James Bond” installment, “Spectre,” due out on Nov. 5, 2015. That film might be held up from completing production because of the email leak and the resulting problems.
Interestingly, Craig has been trying to get out of the role ever since he agreed to star in it.
“I’ve been trying to get out of this from the very moment I got into it. But they won’t let me go, and I’ve agreed to do a couple more, but let’s see how this one does, because business is business, and if the sh*t goes down, I’ve got a contract that somebody will happily wipe their a*s with,” Craig told the Daily Beast in 2012.