David Oyelowo becomes first 'black Bond' with audiobook deal
British actor David Oyelowo, who made his breakthrough with the BBC spy series 'Spooks', is to become the first 'black Bond' thanks for a new audio book deal.
Oyelowo will read the upcoming 007 continuation novel 'Trigger Mortis' by author Anthony Horowitz.
Describing himself as "very honoured", Oyelowo said: "I am officially the only person on planet Earth who can legitimately say: âI am the new James Bondâ â even saying that name is the cinematic equivalent of doing the âto be or not to beâ speech."
He added: "I was asked specifically by the Fleming estate, which is really special."
The audiobook version of Trigger Mortis will be released on 8 September, along with hardback and ebook editions.
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