Fancy cars, sexy women, and unending action. This may just seem like a playful fantasy but this is all part of the job belonging to James Bond. So who wouldn’t want to be him, or at least play him in a movie? But rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs took his hopes a little farther with the investment of $750,000 of his own money to create an audition tape for the role of an African American James Bond. Perhaps P. Diddy was inspired by Craig’s answer to a question at a press conference for the newest Bond movie Quantum of Solace. Earlier this month the current James Bond actor Daniel Craig mentioned that his successor in the famous movie franchise doesn’t necessarily need to be a white actor. Daniel Craig answered that “the role could easily be played by a black actor, because the character created by Ian Fleming in the ’50s has undergone a great deal of evolution and continues to be updated.” Daniel Craig is a small step away from Bond’s iconic tall, dark, and handsome look as he sports blonde hair in his James Bond movies. So rap mogul took the quotation a bit far and created his own mini-Bond movie, complete with action sequences and hot babes. “This is my audition tape for the next James Bond,” Combs told London’s Daily Mirror. “There is a black President and it’s time for there to be a black Bond.” He sent the video, which was shot in the South of France, to the James Bond movie producers in hopes he will be recruited as the next star of the series. If he nabs the role, the money was a wise investment but if not at least he has a cool movie he produced, paid for, and stars in that he can show anyone willing to watch.
Earlier this month, nouveau James Bond Daniel Craig floated the idea that his successor in the famous role need not be white. “I think the,” Craig said at a Quantum of Solace press conference. “After Barack Obama’s victory I think we might have reached the moment for a colored 007.”
Rap mogul, designer and aspiring actor Sean “Diddy” Combs apparently not only agrees, but has determined the Bond role should go to him. Combs just spent $750,000 of his own money shooting a sort of audition / calling card which he sent to Bond producers in an effort to convince them. The video, full of Bond-like action sequences, was shot in the South of France.