Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page to star in a ‘TV reboot of 1969’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’


Bridgerton’s regé Jean Page is reportedly set to star in a televised reboot of classic western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

According to The Mirror, the 34-year-old actor will play the outlaw Butch, made famous by Paul Newman in the 1969 film, which will take the plot to an ‘alternative America’.

Simply titled Butch and Sundance, the Amazon series is being helmed by Marvel directors, the Russo brothers, with hopes for spin-offs and a larger franchise to follow.

Upcoming: Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page, 34, is set to star in a 1969 TV reboot of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, set in an alternate America

Upcoming: Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page, 34, is set to star in a 1969 TV reboot of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, set in an alternate America

Regé-Jean is joined by Top Guns Glen Powell, 33, who is set to follow in Robert Redford’s footsteps as The Sundance Kid, with both actors serving as executive producers.

Based on a true story, the original film released by the American Film Institute for the 73 “Sundance Kid” follows.

The duo are on the run after a series of train robberies and later flee to Bolivia alongside Sundance’s lover Etta Place, played by Katherine Ross.

MailOnline has reached out to Regé-Jean representatives for comment.

Original stars: Robert Redford (left) played The Sundance Kid and Paul Newman (right) played Butch Cassidy in the 1969 original

Original stars: Robert Redford (left) played The Sundance Kid and Paul Newman (right) played Butch Cassidy in the 1969 original

It comes after Regé-Jean’s name was once again rumored to fill the role of James Bond after movie bosses teased a special upcoming announcement.

Sharing a cryptic post from a retro typewriter, the account – under the name of the late writer Ian Fleming [he died in 1964]teased the announcement for October 5, officially dubbed James Bond Day.

“See you on James Bond Day! #007,” the account wrote, adding eyeball emojis.

Filmmakers: The Amazon series, titled Butch and Sundance, is being helmed by Marvel directors, the Russo brothers (pictured), with hopes for spin-offs and a larger franchise to follow

Filmmakers: The Amazon series, titled Butch and Sundance, is being helmed by Marvel directors, the Russo brothers (pictured), with hopes for spin-offs and a larger franchise to follow

He told The Mirror: “Ah, the B-word. I think if you’re British and you do something remarkable that other people notice, then people will start talking about it.

Despite being the bookmakers’ favourite, the Bridgerton star said he was confused by the idea of ​​making any plans at “this moment in history” and had “given up”.

October 5th is also known as James Bond Day to fans of the long-running franchise, as it marks the world premiere date of the first James Bond film in 1962.

Big screen: Based on a true story, the original film was ranked the 73rd greatest motion picture of all time by the American Film Institute

Big screen: Based on a true story, the original film was ranked the 73rd greatest motion picture of all time by the American Film Institute

This day of celebration first began in 2012 when the Bond films celebrated their golden anniversary – with events around the world.

No Time To Die was Daniel Craig’s fifth and final film, which raises the question of who will take on the role.

Tom Hardy has apparently confirmed he wants to be the next 007 – by refusing to talk about the role for fear he would be blacklisted.

Speaking to the Daily Beast in 2017, he admitted, “If I mention it, it’s gone.”

He explained, “You know, there’s a saying among us in the acting fraternity and in the community of my peers that if you talk about it, you’re automatically out of the race. So I can’t possibly comment on that!’

While Henry has indicated for years that he’s still interested in the coveted role, should an opportunity arise.

In the running: He said,

In the running: He said, “Ah, the B-word. I think if you’re British and you do something remarkable that other people notice, then people will start talking about it.

News: No Time To Die was Daniel Craig's fifth and final film, which raises the question of who will take on the role

News: No Time To Die was Daniel Craig’s fifth and final film, which raises the question of who will take on the role

He told the Sunday Times in 2021 that “time will tell” if he becomes the latest actor to portray the iconic role, with Daniel Craig leaving the action franchise.

“You don’t know what direction they want Bond to take, so I like to say it’s always on the table,” he said.

The Superman star, who was poised for the role in 2005 when Daniel was cast, speculated on who might be eyed for the role.

Could it be?  Fans are excited to see who will take on the role - including Henry Cavill (pictured) and Tom Hardy=

Could it be?  Fans are excited to see who will take on the role - including Henry Cavill and Tom Hardy (pictured).

Could it be? Fans are excited to see who will take on the role – including Henry Cavill (left) and Tom Hardy (right).

He told GQ in 2020 that he would “absolutely jump at the opportunity” if it arose as he “would love to play Bond” and that “it would be very, very exciting”.

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Fans have relived the famous James Bond sketch between Daniel Craig and Queen Elizabeth II following her death last week at the age of 96.

The world saw a more spirited side of Her Majesty when she made a cameo appearance at director Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony for the Olympics.

In the comedy sketch, Craig, 54, called Buckingham Palace to summon the Queen to the event.

The actor looked back on the period with fond memories, describing filming a scene with the Queen for London 2012 as “an incredible thing” while admitting the country will never see anyone quite like the late monarch again.

The Queen, seated at her desk, made him wait before greeting him with the words, “Good evening, Mr Bond.”

Old times: Fans relived the famous James Bond sketch between Daniel Craig and Queen Elizabeth II after her death last week at the age of 96 (pictured in the sketch)

Old times: Fans relived the famous James Bond sketch between Daniel Craig and Queen Elizabeth II after her death last week at the age of 96 (pictured in the sketch)

They took a helicopter with some of their corgis and took off, flying via London to the Olympic Stadium and ending with a stunt double for the Queen parachuting into the arena.

Seconds later, the real queen, wearing the same peachy dress as the stunt double, entered the stadium to thunderous applause.

Reflecting on the scene, Craig told the BBC at the Toronto International Film Festival: “What an incredible thing. We’ll never see anything like her again.

“To be alive during her reign is different. (I’m) very sad, so I really wish Charles the best of luck.’

Flashback: James Bond star Daniel Craig described filming a scene with the Queen for London 2012 as "an incredible thing"

Throwback: James Bond star Daniel Craig described filming a scene with the Queen for London 2012 as ‘an incredible thing’



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