In the midst of those emails between Sony executives concluding that black actors don't play well overseas, it seems Idris Elba is an outlier—a particularly sexy outlier. Embattled Sony Head Amy Pascal declared via email that the Brit should be the next James Bond.

According to the Daily Beast, Daniel "Ugly Bond" Craig is signed up to do the next 007 installment called Spectre and after that, it's an open call for a short list of men who can play the sexy, smart, well-dressed, ultimate fighter known as James Bond.

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Elba has long been on the Bond list and now it might actually happen. Even Jamie Foxx is into the idea.

"I ran into Idris and I said, 'You know you're the motherfuckin' James Bond, right?'" Elba himself has admitted he'd love to play the role if offered.

Cool. This is of course, pending Pascal actually keeps her job after bad-mouthing everyone from Denzel Washington to Angelina Jolie. Good luck with that, girl.

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