Harry Styles Could Be the Next James Bond! Film Editor Lee Smith Says Harry Might Become the Youngest 007 in History!

by Murtaza Nasir

Harry Styles got smashing reviews for his performance in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, but who would’ve thought the 23-year-old heartthrob could be the next James Bond?!

A 007 bigshot has revealed that Harry might become the youngest Bond in the history of the movie series!

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Harry Styles performs in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by James D. Morgan/WireImage)

As James Bond director, Sam Mendes, backs off from the movies, Christopher Nolan is now the rumored frontrunner. As he prepares for taking on the next set of the Bond films, his colleague and popular film editor, Lee Smith, has revealed that Harry has a chance to be cast as James Bond, in 2022!

Harry could do it,” Lee Smith said in a statement to Daily Star.

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Lee Smith at the 7th AACTA International Awards at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. (Source: Getty Images)

“If they wanted a younger Bond then why not? He has got it.”

Smith went on to describe Harry as ‘charismatic’ and ‘talented’, and expressed his confidence that Harry really could make it through!

“Harry is really good and he can go all the way. He is an exceptional talent and a complete natural on camera,” Smith said confidently.

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Harry Styles attends the “DUNKIRK” New York Premiere on July 18, 2017 in New York City. (Source: Getty Images)

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Harry Styles performs at the Music Industry Trust Awards in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

He went on talking about Harry’s brilliant work in Dunkirk; “You would have thought you were dealing with a guy with many years of experience. You would never know that was his first film. I didn’t know who Harry was.”

The editor further added that Harry wasn’t just an insanely popular singer starring in his first film and thus automatically successful, but that he was genuinely ‘good’ at what he did.

“Of course my daughter explained to me that you don’t get any more famous than Harry Styles. But he was really good and a genuinely charismatic fellow,” he added.

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Harry Styles attending the Dunkirk world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

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Singer Harry Styles of One Direction performs on October 21, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/WireImage)

There is no denying that the much coveted character of James Bond has always been played by older, maturer actors. For the next Bond film, the 49-year-old current 007, Daniel Craig, has signed up for the role.

However, Craig has previously been rather vocal about his dislike regarding the role.

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Actor Daniel Craig attends ‘Spectre’ premiere in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Craig went so far as saying he would rather slit his wrists than play another 007 character! The actor added that not only is the character physically straining, but it requires him to spend long periods of time away from his family – something he is not ready for.

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Daniel Craig is seen at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

With Daniel Craig’s outright hatred for playing the bond roles, one thing we can say for near surety is that the next Bond film will be his last. This means that he will need to be replaced in the 2022 film, and his replacement could very well be Harry Styles!

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Harry Styles performs at Music Industry Trust Awards in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Let us also note that Harry Styles will be 28 years old in 2022, and while he will be maturer and perhaps more suited for the role than he might be right now, he will still be the youngest Bond in history!

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Harry posts a sizzling photo, promoting his new album. (Source: Instagram)

“If he wants to act, I cannot imagine he would not have a great future,” Lee Smith stated regarding Harry’s acting career.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 28: Harry Styles arrives for the 31st Annual ARIA Awards 2017 at The Star on November 28, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images for ARIA)

As for Harry Styles himself, however, it looks like he is not too keen on continuing acting. The singing sensation has clearly said in the past that Dunkirk might have been his only movie.

“I feel very lucky to be a part of Dunkirk. I’d do this one again but it may be one and done – I’d do this one again,” Harry said.

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NEW YORK, NY – JULY 18: Cillian Murphy, Barry Keoghan, Harry Styles and Kenneth Branagh attend the “DUNKIRK” New York Premiere on July 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

“I really enjoyed this. I’ve peaked too soon! There’s nowhere to go,” he continued.

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Harry favored a red and naval diamond pattern(Source: Getty Images)

While Harry has not commented on Smith’s statement as yet, fans have gone into a frenzy and already can’t wait to see the heartthrob as the tuxedoed James Bond!

We do hope Harry Styles decides to continue his acting career!



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