From Turkish-French filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Daniel Craig may be headed from the halls of MI6 to the streets of South Los Angeles.
The British actor known for playing James Bond in Skyfall and Spectre is in very early talks to star in Kings, a drama set amid the turmoil of the 1992 L.A. riots, a source tells EW.
Craig would join Halle Berry in the film, which will mark the sophomore feature and English-language debut of Turkish-French director Deniz Gamze Ergüven (Mustang). The story centers on the unlikely bond between a protective mother (Berry) who looks after a group of kids in the neighborhood then known as South-Central and a loner (Craig) who is one of the only white residents in the area.
Kings would be Craig’s third post-Spectre screen project, along with Steven Soderbergh’s NASCAR-themed heist movie Logan Lucky and Showtime series Purity (and not counting his cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens). Whether he’ll return to the Bond franchise remains unclear.
Deadline first reported Craig’s potential involvement in Kings.