James Bond: James Brolin’s devastation of being dropped as 007 after replacing Roger Moore | Films | Entertainment

Brolin was cast by the producer as the new Bond, but sadly for him, Roger Moore returned to make 1983’s Octopussy. To be fair, this made sense commercially given that EON Productions was going up against the unofficial Never Say Never Again starring Connery that year.

Speaking exclusively with Express.co.uk to promote his new film Lightyear, Brolin remembered: “I literally left Cubby Broccoli in London, came home to get all my stuff to live in England for a year, when Roger Moore said, “Oh I’ll do one more!”

Asked if the 81-year-old was disappointed to be dropped after being cast as the first American Bond, he replied: “Yeah! I really was up for that.”

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