James McAvoy as the next 007? Close ... but not quite.

According to Pajiba, McAvoy is attached to play the lead in 'Ian Fleming,' a biopic about the years that inspired Fleming to create that beloved martini-sipping member of Her Majesty's Secret Service: James Bond.

The film is loosely based on Andrew Lycett's 1996 book 'Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond,' which profiles Fleming's early years as a London playboy, adrift in the shadow of his politician father and successful siblings until his life-changing World War II experiences triggered him -- with the 1953 novel 'Casino Royale' -- to channel those experiences into one of the century's most enduring and memorable characters.
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