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Danny Boyle New Comedy On Track, But Role in New Bond Film Still Murky

Danny Boyle is moving ahead on a new comedy, even as his role in the new James Bond film remains murky. (Photo: Bang ShowBiz)

Danny Boyle, who famously directed two classic films, “Transpotting” and “Slumdog Millionaire,” is tipping his hand on the release date for his upcoming flim, an unnamed comedy that’s set to star Lily James, Himesh Patel and Kate McKinnon.

Fans should look for the film to hit theaters on Sept. 13 next year. But his participation in a new James Bond film is another matter.

The comedy is based on a script by Richard Curtis, who is also doubling with Boyle as co-producer.

So far, plot details are sketchy. But the movie is expected to bee music-themed and set in the 60s and 70s, according to various reports.

Boyle is reportedly involved in the new James Bond movie, but the film looks like it will miss its targeted Nov. 8, 2019 release date.

Actress Naomie Harris, who has starred as Miss Moneypenny in some of the films, says she’s in the dark.

“It’ll be very disappointing if I’m not involved. I really hope they ask me back. I haven’t heard anything,” she told Variety.

Daniel Craig has agreed to reprise the role of Bond, and she’s similarly excited about the prospect of Boyle directing the film.

But the London-born star recently admitted she hasn’t held any serious discussions about the highly anticipated movie.

“I know quite excitingly that Daniel [Craig] is definitely back and I’ve heard that Danny Boyle is attached as director. Who knows,” she said.

Craig would only reply “We’ll see, we’ll see,” when asked last week whether Boyle would be helming the Bond film, according to the UK’s Independent newspaper.

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