Chiwetel Ejiofor Eyed To Play Villain In Next 'James Bond' Movie
Reported by Outsiders - 01:51 PM 2014.04.08
Daniel Craig is set to return for the 24th untitled James Bond movie and the frontrunner to play the villain opposite Craig is Oscar nominee '12 Years A Slave,' Chiwetel Ejiofor. While Ejiofor does not have an official offer yet and is not in formal talks, he is being eyed for the coveted role and is widely presumed to be the frontrunner amongst the other actors under consideration.
The 24th movie in the franchise is being directed by Sam Mendes from a script by 'Skyfall' scribe John Logan. Set to co-star include Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw to reprise their roles as boss M, ally Moneypenny and gadget guru Q. Additional casting will include two key female roles, including a new Bond girl and a Scandinavian with a troubled past who will serve as a brief love interest for Bond.