The One Direction star debuted his acting skills in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and is now set to star in Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry, Darling. But now Harry Styles has seen his odds to be the next James Bond significantly slashed. According to Ladbrokes, the 26-year-old has gone from 100-1 all the way down to 25-1.
A spokesman said: “Harry Styles genuinely reckons he's got a chance of playing Bond next and to his credit, his odds of replacing Daniel Craig are drastically falling.”
The singer is now just behind Idris Elba on 10-1, Richard Madden on 8-1, Henry Cavill on 6-1 and James Norton at 2-1.
While the absolute favourite Tom Hardy is storming ahead on 6-4.
According to Daily Mail, a source said: “Harry is deadly serious.”
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Next James Bond: Harry Styles odds SLASHED as catching up on frontrunner Tom Hardy (Image: GETTY)
Harry Styles' reps say there is no truth to the rumours (Image: GETTY)
The alleged insider added: “He has had a series of high-level meetings about becoming 007. Harry believes he is the final two.
“Harry is a new age British man... he's confident in his own skin and making him Bond would signal the franchise changing with the times.”
However, a representative of Styles has since told the outlet that the reports “aren’t even remotely true.”
A couple of weeks ago an alleged source from a respected scooper claimed that Tom Hardy has been cast as the new James Bond to replace Daniel Craig after No Time To Die.
No Time To Die will now