Daniel Craig has been touted to direct the next “James Bond” film since he is all set to hang up his tuxedo after the upcoming movie, “No Time To Die.”

According to Daily Mail, the 51-year-old actor has given a lot of creative influence to his character and it seems one of the producers of the upcoming movie, Barbara Broccoli, is really looking forward to seeing Craig in the director’s chair for the future movies in the highly successful franchise.

A source told the publication how the “Knives Out” actor has been really influential in the making of the film and highlighted the fact that it was Craig who brought “Fleabag” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge to work on the script of the 25th Bond movie.

The insider further stated that Craig has been closely involved in every aspect of the movie and has given a lot of inputs throughout the movie, from the script to the development of the characters.

“He hired Phoebe and he has been closely involved in every aspect of this film, from the script and development of the characters,” the source told the publication.

There were a lot of rumors that the makers hired Waller-Bridge to help the film look more representative. To which, Craig, at that time, replied that she was hired because of her writing skills and not because of her gender.

“She’s a f—g great writer. One of the best English writers around,” Craig said.

The report also suggested that Broccoli is really keen to have the “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” star attached to the franchise even after his stint as an actor in the popular series and would love Craig to direct the next movie.  

The upcoming film will see Bond enjoying his life in Jamaica. But his peace is short-lived when one of his friends from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be really hazardous when he meets a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

The cast of “No Time To Die” includes Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, as well as franchise newcomers Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, David Dencik, Billy Magnussen and Dali Benssalah.

The film is set to open in theaters on April 8, 2020. 

On the other hand, Craig’s upcoming venture “Knives Out” is garnering a lot of positive response from the critics. The movie had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and is currently sitting on a  97 percent score  on review site Rotten Tomatoes. The critics, who got a chance to watch the movie, have been praising the movie for its amazing script and the performance of the cast.  

The film also stars Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, and Michael Shannon. It is scheduled to hit theaters on Nov. 27, 2019.