Date: 23rd June 2001

Dracula 2001 Star In Line To Be Next Bond

Scottish DRACULA 2001 (2000) actor GERARD BUTLER is being lined up to play the world's most famous secret agent - JAMES BOND.

Speaking on British television yesterday (22JUN01), the 31-year- old admitted that Bond producer BARBARA BROCCOLI wants him to take over when PIERCE BROSNAN gives up the role.

He said, "It's very flattering and I can't say much more than that. I was getting phone calls from Los Angeles saying that it had been announced on CNN that I had been named the new Bond. Since then I've had calls from Israel and South Africa. " (MCM/WNWCAN)

Source: WENN