Danny Boyle & Richard Curtis hoping to strike gold with musical comedy

Danny Boyle & Richard Curtis hoping to strike gold with musical comedy”

Deadline has learned that Danny Boyle is teaming up with fellow United Kingdom stalwart Richard Curtis on a music-themed comedy feature for Universal Pictures and United Kingdom powerhouse Working Title. The project could now film this summer, and that in turn will leave the James Bond producers with a bit of a problem. If they don't, then Boyle won't.

We wait and see what happens next with interest.

It now increasingly looks as though the James Bond 25 directing job is Danny Boyle's to lose. Should those plans go awry, the Oscar-winning director will have another project to fall back on. Should MGM and the Bond producers prefer that script to the one they already have from Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, then Boyle will direct the movie, according to Deadline.

Production on the film is set to start late this year, ahead of the November 2019 release date.

James Bond 25 now has a release date of November 8th, 2019 which is impossible for Boyle to direct if the comedy is to be filmed later this year.

The acclaimed moviemaker is said to have held talks about helming the much-anticipated new James Bond movie, but a scheduling clash is brewing, with Danny having just agreed to direct his first-ever musical movie.

Daniel Craig is set to reprise the role of Bond for the new movie, and his wife, actress Rachel Weisz, recently dismissed the idea that his long-term replacement should be a woman.

Boyle has, of course, directed James Bond before, overseeing the sequence as part of the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, where Daniel Craig's James Bond met the Queen. Arrival director Denis Villeneuve likes the Bond series, although he's unlikely to be able to direct the new film.

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