Having David Oyelowo play the role of James Bond is actually a huge deal. The Nigerian-British actor who played the role of Martin Luther King in Selma, has just landed the deal with Ian Fleming estate to play the role of James Bond. However, he won’t be seen acting the role but rather heard as it is for the audio version of Trigger Mortis written by Anthony Horowitz .
According to the reports on The Guardian, David Oyelowo feels really honored as he says, “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.”