Peaky Blinders star in the lead to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond
James Bond over the years has been one of the most coveted roles in Hollywood. The very exclusive club includes actors from Sean Connery to Roger Moore to George Lazenby.
In the UK, where betting is legal, Oddschecker have reported that 72% of all bets have been placed on Shelby family leader replacing Daniel Craig in the role.
Cillian is now at 3/1, with Idris Elba on 4/1 and Tom Hiddleston at 5/1.
The star, who's fifth season of the Peaky Blinders, has just hit the TV screens has said: "There's two things I'll say about [it]," he told The Guardian.
"Firstly, there's a whole other industry which is completely separate from the film side of things and that's the bookies. The second thing I'd say is that I think it should be a woman, which rules me out."