Actor Daniel Craig
has signed a $60 million deal to star in a total of five James Bond
films, according to reports. The blond 39-year-old is currently filming Bond 22
- his second outing as secret agent 007 following the success of 2006's Casino Royale
- and movie executives have reportedly signed him up for another three films, tying him to the franchise for the next 10 years.
A source says, "To date Daniel has been quite cautious over saying how many films he'd be starring in. It was presumed he'd probably do a couple more but the word is the new deal ensures he'll do at least another four across the next decade."
Craig's predecessor, Pierce Brosnan
, starred in four Bond movies - but the longest-serving 007 star remains to be Roger Moore
, who played the iconic role in seven films between 1973 and 1985.
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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)