In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, two films that delayed production to get their star of choice on board.

The Living Daylights – the 15th James Bond film – ended up with around 18 months start to finish to get made. And it was complicated by the fact that the search for a new 007 wasn’t going entirely to plan.

With Crazy Rich Asians, the core of behind the camera creatives would have never had to work again had they sold the film to Netflix. But they accepted a much lower offer from Warner Bros for the film – and they certainly had their reasons for doing so.

Stories of both are told in this episode.

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