UPDATE: 12 YEARS A SLAVE Star Chiwetel Ejiofor Eyed For Villain Role In JAMES BOND 24

<font color=red>UPDATE:</font> 12 YEARS A SLAVE Star Chiwetel Ejiofor Eyed For Villain Role In JAMES BOND 24

The news that director Sam Mendes and writer John Logan would indeed be returning for the follow-up to Skyfall came as a huge relief to 007 fans last year, but now the casting process is finally under way, and Academy Award nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is in the running to play the villain!

According to The Wrap, 12 Years a Slave and Serenity star Chiwetel Ejiofor is the frontrunner to play the lead villain in the next James Bond movie (which despite a convincing fake trailer, still has no title). Sam Mendes is set to direct Bond 24, and Skyfall scribe John Logan also returned to pen the screenplay. There aren't any solid character details as of yet, byt the site emphasise the fact that he is Sony and MGM's favourite for the role of 007's next foe. Meanwhile, casting for two key female parts is also underway. One is for a new Bond girl, while the other is described as, "a Scandinavian with a troubled past who will serve as a brief love interest for Bond." Would you guys like to see Ejiofor (a fan favourite choice for Black Panther) as the next Bond baddie?

UPDATE: According to Aftonbladet (via Bleeding Cool), Swedish actresses Ida Engvoll and Disa Östrand are among those who have tested for the movie. Could one of them be the next Bond Girl? 

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Josh Wilding
Member Since 3/13/2009
Filed Under "Action" 4/4/2014 Source: The Wrap
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