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If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. William Boyd, the author of the newest James Bond book "Solo," has suggestedDaniel Day-Lewis should take over as the dapper spy. That's just his personal choice, though.

Boyd said, "If there was to be an actor to play my James Bond, I'd choose another actor who has also been in a film of mine and who I also know and who is also called Daniel -- Daniel Day-Lewis -- because I think Daniel Day-Lewis actually resembles the Bond that [Ian] Fleming describes."

Boyd directed Daniel Craig, the most recent James Bond, in 1999's "The Trench." It was announced in July that Craig is locked in for two more Bond films, and "Skyfall" director Sam Mendes is on board for the next movie in the series.

However, it is fun to imagine what lengths Day-Lewis would go to for the role, given his commitment to method acting. Given that he's learned to write and paint with his left foot for his role as Christy Brown in "My Left Foot" and even texted his "Lincoln" co-star Sally Field in character, we'd worry for both his liver and innocent bystanders were he to take on the role of 007.

[via The Independent]
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