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‘Bridgerton’ fans are calling for Regé-Jean Page to be the next James Bond

As Daniel Craig is making his final appearance as James Bond in the upcoming film No Time to Die (which will premiere in April), fans started to speculate on who should take on the role of the famed British Secret Intelligence agent next.

Among the possible candidates are Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, and James Norton. However, following the grand success of Netflix’s latest period drama Bridgerton (under Shonda Rhimes’ overall deal with the streamer), the focus shifted toward actor Regé-Jean Page.

Page has won the hearts of millions as Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Netflix announced that 63 million households have streamed Bridgerton since its debut on December 25.

A recent Glamour Magazine article suggests that if viewers of the show had a say on who should be the next 007, it would be Page. And, if it so happens, that the breakout star is offered the part and he accepts it, Page would make franchise history as the first Black Bond.

The ‘Regé-Jean Page for James Bond’ campaign is gaining traction on Twitter. One user posted, “Guys, GUYS, hear me out: Regé-Jean Page as the next Bond.”

Another tweeted, “Just finished watching Bridgerton on Netflix. Wow! Regé-Jean Page should be the next man to play James Bond. He is so handsome, smooth and debonair!”

And there are so many more!

We will not know the final decision on who will continue to carry the torch until, probably, next year. In the meantime, here is the latest Ladbrokes list of James Bond frontrunners (posted by Variety):

Tom Hardy – 6/4
James Norton – 7/4
Idris Elba – 7/2
Regé-Jean Page – 5/1
Sam Heughan – 6/1
Richard Madden – 6/1
Jack Lowden – 8/1
Cillian Murphy – 10/1

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‘The Man From Toronto’ Trailer: Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson Star In Action-Packed Comedy

Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson star in Netflix’s upcoming action-packed comedy dropping on Netflix on June 24.

A case of mistaken identity arises after a screw-up sales consultant and the world’s deadliest assassin—known only as The Man from Toronto— run into each other at a holiday rental.

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‘Bid For Love’: BET Announces Premiere Date and Releases Official Trailer

BET debuted the trailer for its upcoming original drama Bid For Love, set for a June release.

The cast includes Blue Kimble (Ruthless), Dawn Halfkenny (Saints & Sinners), Adrian Lockett (The Oval), Jermel Howard (BMF), Tami Roman (The Family Business), Nikki Dixon (First Christmas), Ptosha Storey (The Oval), Jayda Cheaves and Kwaylon Rogers.

‘Bid For Love’ cast

Directed by Arthur Muhammad (Carter High), the story follows Sasha (Halfkenny) as she navigates life following a prison release. After serving time for her former drug trafficking boyfriend Memphis (Kimble), Sasha falls in love with Malik (Lockett), a generous and successful real estate entrepreneur. The man’s motives for Sasha, however, are far from good. Malik slowly attempts to alienate her from family and friends as he secretly plots against her.

Bid For Love is produced by Lawainna Patterson, London Williams, Shauna D. Balfour, and Christina Cooper. The film will air on BET Her and BET+ on June 23. Watch the official trailer below.

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Martin Reunion First Look Trailer

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BET+ debuted the first look trailer for its highly-anticipated Martin reunion. Three decades later, the cast is reuniting for a special episode dropping on June 16.

Participating stars include Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold, and Carl Anthony Payne II.

The trailer opens with a dedication to Thomas Mikal Ford, who played Tommy in the series. The actor sadly passed away in 2016 from an operation complication. He was 52.

Hosted by comedian Affion Crockett, the special will focus on the show’s origin and evolution. In addition, it will feature interviews with the surviving cast, original directors, special musical performances, and behind-the-scenes must-sees.

Martin, which premiered in 1992, starred Lawrence – who played various characters, Campbell as Martin’s girlfriend and later his wife, Gina; Arnold as Gina’s best friend, Pam; and Martin’s two best friends, Cole (Payne) and Tommy (played by the late Thomas Ford). The series concluded with season five due to the tensions between the two main cast members. People reported that Campbell sued Lawrence for “repeated and escalating sexual harassment, sexual battery, verbal abuse, and related threats” in 1997. The two later reconciled, with Campbell announcing in 2020 that she was “so glad that we’re in a good place right now.”

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