Phoebe Waller-Bridge Brought Onboard to “Bond 25”

Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Photo by Todd Williamson/January Images/REX/Shutterstock (10104322b)

The producers of the next James Bond film are bringing in someone familiar with trying to kill off MI6 agents to assist.

The project, so far known as Bond 25, has been through a difficult time, what with its director pulling out.

Danny Boyle was attached to the film — which is set to be Daniel Craig’s last as 007 — but the Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker pulled out due to creative differences.

His departure meant that writer John Hodge went with him and the screenplay was left incomplete. Veteran Bond screenwriters, Robert Wade and Neal Purvis, were brought back in to take over.

According to The Observer, creator of Killing Eve, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, is now coming on board to “liven up” the script. She reportedly met with Craig and discussed “how to improve the script of Bond 25, which the 007 actor felt needed some ‘polishing,’ by introducing more humor and the offbeat style of writing she is best known for.”

Bond 25 is expected next year, with Beasts of No Nation filmmaker, Cary Jo Fukunaga, directing a cast that includes Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Léa Seydoux, and Rami Malek.