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Actor decides he'll play 007 again after all

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Daniel Craig has decided not to slash his wrists. Instead, he's reportedly going to hang in there, cash a humongous check and star in his fifth James Bond movie.

"It's taken time, but Daniel has come round," an insider told London's Daily Mirror.

The 49-year-old actor made headlines shortly after the release of "Spectre" in 2015 when he shuddered at the prospect of reprising his role as 007. "I'd rather slash my wrists," Craig said. "I'm over it at the moment. We're done. All I want to do is move on."

But he quickly tossed in a possible remedy to whatever ailed him. "If I did another Bond movie," Craig mused, "it would only be for the money."

Cha-ching!

Craig's undoubtedly huge payday would end speculation on which actors were lining up to replace him in the film francise that dates back to Sean Connery and 1962's "Dr. No." The rumored contenders included Tom Hiddleston ("I Saw the Light"), Idris Elba ("The Wire"), and Tom Hardy ("Mad Max: Fury Road").

Craig became the sixth actor to portray Bond when he succeeded Pierce Brosnan and debuted in 2006's "Casino Royale." His third outing, "Skyfall" in 2012, became the highest-grossing Bond flick of all time, spurred in part by Adele's Academy Award-winning theme song.

Word is she may sing the title track in the next movie, which is still in development. "The signs are positive," said The Mirror's source.

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