Phoebe Waller-Bridge Teases Her Plans As Co-Writer Of New James Bond Film

She's hoping to help make the film's female characters feel "like real people".

Phoebe Waller-Bridge has shared her plans for the upcoming James Bond film, on which she will serve as a writer.

Last month, it was confirmed that the creator and star of Fleabag will be co-writing the currently-untitled 25th James Bond film, revealing she hopes to help make the film’s female characters feel more well-rounded.

Fleabag
Fleabag
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During an interview on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, Phoebe was asked whether she’d be bringing her signature brand of “female, feminist humour” to the project, prompting her to joke: “Well, we’ll see, we’ll see what I can sneak in.”

She added: “It’s mainly about making them feel like real people, you know? Which they do in the previous films.

“I think Daniel [Craig]’s films have had really fantastic Bond girls, so it’s just keeping it up.”

Phoebe also teased: “It’s really exciting. The film they’ve got is such an exciting story. It’s just been a joy to work on.”

James Bond actor Daniel Craig
James Bond actor Daniel Craig
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Details around Daniel Craig’s final outing as the titular MI5 agent are currently being kept strictly under wraps, though the film’s cast was confirmed during a live-streamed event in April.

Among them are returning stars Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes as Moneypenny, Q and M, while recent Oscar winner Rami Malek has been announced as the new film’s villain.

The upcoming film – dubbed Bond 25 by fans of the franchise – is currently scheduled for release in April 2020.

Filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga will be taking over directing duties Danny Boyle, who left the project in its early stages due to creative differences.