James McAvoy to play Ian Fleming in biopic?

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James McAvoy (Atonement, The Last King of Scotland, Wanted) has been tipped to star in the upcoming biopic about the life of James Bond creator Ian Fleming.

The 30-year-old Scottish actor has reportedly been approached by the producers of the film to play the title role in the $40 million production.

McAvoy is the second Hollywood star to be linked to a role based on the British journalist and author who wrote 12 thrillers about 007.

Leonardo DiCaprio and his production company announced last year they will be producing a movie about Fleming.

Palmstar Entertainment and Animus Films are reportedly planning to shoot the movie next year.

What do you think? Is James McAvoy the right actor to play Ian Fleming?