Pierce Brosnan has reportedly been dropped from the next James Bond movie, because producers have decided, at 50, he's too old to play the suave superspy.
The Irish actor, who has played 007 in four films, has been optioned to return for a fifth - but sources claim studio bosses want a new face and a fresh look for the 22nd Bond movie, which is due to begin shooting next year (05).
Potential Bonds Jude Law, Colin Farrell, Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale and Orlando Bloom are all being considered for the coveted role.
A source at Bond makers Eon Productions tells the Daily Mail, "We have the opportunity to re-energise the franchise and take it to even greater heights.
"We will go back to the first days of Bond - maybe even his first mission. We want to attract more young fans and we think that having a younger Bond will help."
Brosnan 'Too Old To Be Bond'
<span style='color:blue'>Just gossip, heard it in a couple places. You never know. He seems a little young though. </span>