‘Killing Eve’ Creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge Hired To Punch Up ‘Bond 25’ Script

The Playlist | 4/14/2019 | Rodrigo Perez
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The clock is ticking and despite that pre-production has already bled over into some production—cameras have been rolling on “Bond 25,” though it’s all second unit photography without the principal cast—the gears keep on turning on the screenplay for the next 007 movie. The Observer reports that Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been hired to “liven up” the still as-of-yet-untitled ‘Bond 25’ screenplay.

Waller-Bridge might be best known by American audiences for playing the recalcitrant droid L3-37 in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” but she is a critically-acclaimed artist, writer, playwright known for the creating and writing the critically-acclaimed BBC comedy “Fleabag,” and the currently-beloved BBC America black comedic spy thriller “Killing Eve.”

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But Waller-Bridge recently announces that “Fleabag” has ended after season two, she’s no longer the showrunner of “Killing Eve,” and has delegated duties and apparently has a hole in her schedule. That’s enough for star Daniel Craig who has reportedly specifically requested her to bring her wit and quirkiness to the screenplay.

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Some of this is ironic. One of the issues Craig and co. had with the Danny Boyle/John Hodge version of “Bond 25” was too humorous. Craig was concerned at the time; audiences might think Bond was trying to head in a “Kingsman” direction. Regardless, Craig, like all of the U.K. who are obsessed, has probably been watching “Killing Eve,”...
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