Will both of them play Bond? Will Tom Hiddleston be 007 as part of a four-way role with Idris Elba, Gillian Anderson, and Priyanka Chopra, and uh, will it also be that kind of four-way role? We’re going to have to work out some kind of time-share situation because according to Birth. Movies. Death, sources close to the actor confirm, “Tom Hiddleston is in fact in advanced talks to take over the role of James Bond from Daniel Craig.” No offer has been extended to The Night Manager actor as of yet, but, as his fans have been hoping, he apparently “very much wants the job (a fact of which he’s made no secret)” because, of course he does, it’s James Bond. Everyone wonderful in the entire world wants to be James Bond.