Date: 1st July 2001
JAMES BOND producers have slammed reports that they are planning to replace PIERCE BROSNAN with unknown Scottish actor GERARD BUTLER.
Butler himself was said to have fuelled the speculation by claiming he is to be the next 007.
A spokeswoman for Bond producers MICHAEL G. WILSON and Barbara Broccoli says, "It just isn't true and I wish these rumours would stop. We have been inundated with calls all week, Pierce Brosnan will play James Bond in the forthcoming production and for the foreseeable future. " (RM/WNWCEY/RP)