Coming off the success of “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve” around the world, both show’s creator and writer (and in the former’s case star) Phoebe Waller-Bridge is one of the most in-demand people in entertainment right now.
Speaking with THR this week, she indicates she has her follow-up project sorted out – a new film which she’s writing with an eye to directing it. Will she star? She says she won’t but adds “I blatantly will end up in it.”
Of the new project, she says it won’t look for distribution until it is finished and she wants a “meaningful theatrical run” so it won’t go to a streaming service. She says: “The day I wrapped ‘Fleabag,’ I went to bed thinking, ‘I’m never going to have another idea again. Oh s–t.’ I woke up with the vision of this film.”
No word on when she’ll begin work on the project at present. Earlier this year she did a script re-write on the currently filming “Bond 25,” the final 007 feature starring Daniel Craig. Speaking about her hiring, she’s quick to point out the film is still very much director Cary Fukunaga’s baby: “A lot has been made of me coming on board because I’m a woman, and that’s wonderful. But also I can’t take credit for the movie that was written. It’s Cary’s movie.”
Waller-Bridge is said to have done a “punch-up” of the script, focusing on the dialogue and female characters. She was asked about the rumors of Lashana Lynch playing a new 007 in the film and while she didn’t confirm or deny, she said: “the whole thing has potential to birth new iconic characters all the time”.
“Bond 25” is set to hit cinemas on April 8th 2020.