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British actor David Oyelowo is to play James Bond ? though in voice only. The Guardian reports that the 39-year-old is set to read the audio edition of Trigger Mortis, a new novel commissioned by the Ian Fleming estate and written by Anthony Horowitz.

David Oyelowo will play James Bond. Although his performance will be heard rather than seen ? in an audiobook.

The announcement on Thursday follows long-standing rumours that Idris Elba is in line to replace Daniel Craig when the latter?s run playing James Bond on the big screen comes to an end, potentially in two movies? time.

Oyelowo?s previous roles include Henry VI for the Royal Shakespeare Company ? which made him the first black actor to play an English king in a major Shakespeare production. He also played the MI5 officer Danny Hunter in the BBC TV drama Spooks and was acclaimed for his performance as Martin Luther King in Selma.

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