'Captive' Star David Oyelowo on Rumors He Could Be Next James Bond

“I’m playing James Bond … in an audiobook, people," the actor told ABC News.

— -- It's Oyelowo, David Oyelowo -- but not quite yet James Bond, the actor recently told ABC News' "Nightline."

"I'm playing James Bond...in an audiobook, in an audiobook, people," Oyelowo said.

"It's amazing. It really shows how people just don't read anymore. They just read a headline," Oyelowo said. "I've had people calling me up going, "Man, you're playing James. I can't believe this. This is a big deal for African-Americans.'"

Oyelowo joked about what he would need to do in order to portray 007.

"This is all a ruse," Oyelowo said. "It's been a very long audition to play Bond. That's basically why I pretend to be English."

In his latest role in "Captive," Oyelowo plays Brian Nichols, an escaped convict who held Atlanta, Georgia, mom Ashley Smith captive during a 26-hour manhunt that left four people dead in March 2005.

Smith, played by actress Kate Mara in the film, told “Nightline” she was moved to tears by the actors’ performances.

"If [she wept], it's because she feels like we did it justice, then that's a phenomenal thing," Oyelowo said.

Watch the full interview on ABC News' "Nightline" TONIGHT at 12:35 a.m. ET.

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