BY SHAMAN MOMOH
According to reports, Nigerian actor, David Oyelowo will portray James Bond and other characters in a recording of Trigger Mortis.
Written by Anthony Horowitz, Trigger Mortis is a Bond novel. Oyelowo said, “I was asked specifically by the Ian Fleming estate, which is really special. I am officially the only person on planet Earth who can legitimately say ‘I am the new James Bond’… even saying that name is the cinematic equivalent of doing the ‘to be or not to be’ speech.“
This is not the first time the Selma actor will be playing a British secret service agent after portraying Danny Hunter in BBC‘s Spooks.
The first black actor to portray Bond was Hugh Quarshie when he read the audiobook version of Dr No in 2012.