Sunday, January 30, 2011

Perfect: Javier Bardem Offered Starring Role in New James Bond Film

From slashfilm [excerpt] Javier Bardem has been pretty unstoppable this week. In the past 7 days alone, Bardem has received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and been offered a lead role in Ron Howard’s Dark Tower adaptation. On top of all that, we’ve now learned that Bardem has been offered a starring role in the 23rd James Bond film. Hit the jump to find out what we know.

The news comes from Deadline, who reports that the offer to appear in the next Bond was extended last week, around the same time as the Dark Tower offer was. Nikki Finke and Mike Fleming at Deadline speculate on what this role might be, saying, “Details about the character are being kept under wraps for now. But traditionally the biggest male role opposite 007 is the villain…”

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