Written by Anthony Horowitz and commissioned by the Ian Fleming estate, the movie will not show David Oyelowo but we will hear his voice as 007. However, it is an official Bond book and a direct invitation from the estate of 007's creator, Ian Fleming which is a big achievement!
Born to Nigerian parent in Oxford, the Selma actor is "very honoured" and said, "I am officially the only person on planet Earth who can legitimately say: ‘I am the new James Bond' - even saying that name is the cinematic equivalent of doing the ‘to be or not to be' speech. I was asked specifically by the Fleming estate, which is really special," reports theguardian.
The announcement on Thursday comes after rumours that Idris Elba is in line to replace existing Bong, Daniel Craig were doing the rounds. Speculations that Daniel Craig's role of playing James Bond will comes to an end, after the release of next two movies from the franchise.
David Oyelowo's last film was the acclaimed film, 'Selma' where he played the role of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Although the actor was snubbed from the Oscars 2015 race for Best Actor after lots of buzz, his acclaimed performance as the activist got a lot of accolades.
We can't wait to see Oyelowo as the voice of Bond!