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This Sony leak seems to be the gossipy gift that keeps on giving.

In a snub that only says, “I’m too sexy for your smartphone,” Business Insider has reported on a couple emails that were made public via Wikileaks in which Daniel Craig, aka James Bond, was offered $5 million by Sony to use their Xperia Z4 smartphone in the next Bond flick, Spectre, coming out this November. Check out the email outlining the placement fee and weep over the huge sums being bandied about.

Then, after a couple back-and-forth emails, this gem is revealed:

“BEYOND the $$ factor, there is, as you may know, a CREATIVE factor whereby [director] Sam [Mendes] and Daniel don’t like the Sony phone for the film (the thinking, subjectively/objectively is that James Bond only uses the “best,” and in their minds, the Sony phone is not the “best”),” wrote Andrew Gumpert, who is president of Worldwide Business Affairs and Operations for Columbia Pictures, in the leaked email via Wikileaks.

Oh, snap. Maybe Bond will get one of those fancy Beyoncé gold Apple watches instead?

Watch the Spectre trailer below:

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