Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to play the villain an upcoming Bond film, Variety reports.
While MGM and Sony have yet to confirm or deny the news, sources assert that Ejiofor is the top choice for the part. The “12 Years a Slave” actor’s camp is also mum on the matter.
The yet-to-be titled film will be produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and the script written by John Logan. Sam Mendes, who directed the last Bond flick, “Skyfall,” is said to helm again.
Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, other actors such as Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw are said to reprise their roles.
The film’s production is anticipated to begin in November.