Miles Teller’s grandma has launched a campaign for him to be the next James Bond.
The ‘Spectacular Now‘ star’s relative Leona Flowers – who goes by the nickname Mup – is convinced her grandson is the perfect replacement for Daniel Craig who stepped down from the role of 007 after the release of his final film ‘No Time To Die’ – so she’s taken to Twitter to get her message across
“They’re looking for an actor to replace Daniel Craig for future 007 movies,” Flowers tweeted. “I think my grandson, Miles Teller, has proven that he has everything they’re looking for — talent, looks, strength, worldwide appeal & oh, so cool. He can be that guy!! Wouldn’t he be great?”
Fans clearly agree as Flowers’ tweet garnered more than 5,000 “likes” and nearly 400 retweets.
However, some people tweeted that Teller, 35, could not play the part because the “Top Gun: Maverick” star is American and not British, but Flowers held strong on the matter.
“Miles is very proud of his genetic connection to the British Isles,” she tweeted in response to one fan. In another tweet, she added, “And lots of Europeans have played Americans. He studied acting which includes accents. He’d be great.”
Flowers went on to inform her followers that even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are fans of her grandson. “I think our English friends would welcome him as 007,” she wrote. “The folks in London loved him when he was just there with the premiere of Top Gun Maverick. He even charmed William & Kate.”
Several big names have been bandied about as potential Craig replacements — including Idris Elba and Regé-Jean Page — but in a June interview with People, James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli said there’s currently no frontrunner for the role. In fact, she said the character is going through something of a reinvention. “There isn’t a script and we can’t come up with one until we decide how we’re going to approach the next film because, really, it’s a reinvention of Bond,” she said. “We’re reinventing who he is and that takes time.”