David Oyelowo will at last get to retain his native British accent on a project.

The English star of “Selma” has been tapped to read the James Bond character in the audiobook version of “Trigger Mortis,” which was written by Anthony Horowitz and commissioned by the Ian Fleming estate, the Guardian reported Thursday.

“I am officially the only person on planet Earth who can legitimately say: ‘I am the new James Bond’ — even saying that name is the cinematic equivalent of doing the ‘to be or not to be’ speech,” Oyelowo, who was born in Oxford, England, to Nigerian parents, said of his new honor. “I was asked specifically by the Fleming estate, which is really special.”

Read more at Eurweb.com/News/Bond


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