Brosnan back for Bond?
13:30 05 April 2005
Pierce Brosnan could return as James Bond - despite saying he had quit the role of the suave spy.
The handsome actor - who has played 007 on four occasions - is said to be wanted by film bosses for new Bond film 'Casino Royale'.
A source told website Darkhorizons.com: "All the stuff we heard about Brosnan being out is just a ploy from both camps. The negotiations between Brosnan and Eon came to an end because there were a lot of organisational changes taking place.
"The mood around Sony is that Brosnan will be back. Hence, the reluctance of the filmmakers to say they have parted with Brosnan.
"Sony are not in a mood to gamble on an unknown actor, or with an experienced but unpopular actor. They're well aware that you just can't have any actor in this role."
Earlier this year, Brosnan revealed how his wife, Keely Shaye Smith, urged him to walk away from his 'James Bond' role - in a bid to save his dignity.
The 51-year-old star, who was left furious after Bond producers failed to assure him he would play the spy for a fifth time, says Keely told him to forget the role and show he wasn't desperate for the part.
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