Thursday, November 30, 2023

Gossip: Daniel Craig Is Back As Bond; Harrison Ford Cool After Almost Crashing Plane

Multiple sources tell Page Six that Bond franchise producer Barbara Broccoli has “just about persuaded Daniel Craig to do one more Bond movie.” This comes after Broccoli produced his hit off-Broadway production of “Othello” with David Oyelowo, which won Craig the serious acting plaudits he craved.

A Hollywood source said, “Daniel was very pleased with how ‘Othello’ went and the great reviews. Now Daniel’s talks with Barbara are going in the right direction. They have a script — screenwriting duo Neal Purvis and Robert Wade [who’ve penned several Bond movies] are writing and they’ll go into production as soon as Daniel is ready to commit.”

The source added, “Plus, Barbara Broccoli doesn’t like Tom Hiddleston, he’s a bit too smug and not tough enough to play James Bond.”

Harrison Ford Will Not Be Punished for Almost Crashing Into Passenger Plane

The Star Wars actor has avoided penalities from the Federal Aviation Administration after he almost crashed into an airliner this February for landing on the wrong runway. According to a statement from the FAA, the 74-year-old will not be fined — nor will he lose his license — for the incident.

As previously reported, Ford nearly collided with an passenger plane on Feb. 13 when he landed at the John Wayne Airport near California’s Orange County. Piloting a single-engine Aviat Husky, he mistakenly aimed for a taxiway instead the runway that ran parallel to it, narrowly avoiding an American Airlines jet that was preparing to take off beneath him.

“Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?” Ford was heard asking the control tower in a recording.

The FAA just closed the investigation into the matter this week, citing controllers did give Ford the proper landing instructions and that he had correctly read back the clearance.

Landing on a taxiway is a violation of FAA safety guidelines and violators could have their pilot’s license revoked.

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