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Speaking beforehand with Variety, Semple stated: “Frankly, we thought he was kind of unbelievable and as I recall, even kind of stupid. So Gregory thought the solution was to make Bond a woman, ‘Jane Bond’ if you will, and he even had a plan to cast Susan Hayward in the role.”

The screenwriter additionally shared that Ratoff claimed to have as soon as had a relationship with Hayward, which means he thought it could be extra prone to persuade her to play 007. However, it was by no means meant to be because the producer died in 1960 and the rights to Casino Royale had been offered by his widow.

Meanwhile, EON Productions secured the rights to the opposite Bond motion pictures and solid Sean Connery in 1962’s Dr No.

In the top, Casino Royale hit cinemas in 1967 with David Niven taking part in an older Bond in a parody film.

It wasn’t till 1999 that EON gained the rights to Fleming’s first 007 novel when Sony Pictures exchanged them for MGM’s rights to Spider-Man and made their movie model starring Daniel Craig in 2006.