It seems producers of the James Bond franchise aren’t ready to make up their minds on exactly who they have their sights set on — now Aaron Taylor-Johnson‘s in the mix.
The British actor — famous for his role in “Kick-Ass” and, more recently, “Bullet Train” — is reported to have had a meeting with Barbara Broccoli in September … and not just that, he even did a screen test that went well, according to Daily Mail and Puck News.
The screen test is said to have been part of a full-blown audition Aaron apparently did for Barbara and co. — and it sounds like everyone was impressed with what they saw. Word is … they had ATJ do the iconic gun barrel opening sequence, which is a huge deal obviously.
The reports say Aaron is now a front-runner, but that nothing is official yet. This is a major development from the news that came out this past weekend — when “Emily in Paris” star Lucien Laviscount was said to have been in the running as well and also considered a favorite.
There’ve been a lot of names thrown around over the past several months, but Aaron’s the first one who’s gotten on camera to try his hand at Bond … as far as we’ve heard at least.
We’ll say this about Aaron … he’s got the Bond vibe. But, so does every other strapping gent that’s been floated!