Ralph Fiennes also in talks to join Bond 23

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Bond 23 was only given the green light mere months ago, but the production is already buzzing with activity.

Hot on the heels of news that Javier Bardem is considering signing on to play the film’s villain, the Daily Mail has word that there might be a part for other Oscar favourite Ralph Fiennes as well.

The Harry Potter actor (he plays big bad Voldemort) has worked previously with director Sam Mendes in the theatre on Troilus And Cressida , and is apparently excited about the new direction that Mendes is taking the series in.

“It’s the first of a new generation of Bond films,” an LA exec tells the Daily Mail , “and the ideas Mendes has push the film into darker territory where the characters are modern, mature and challenging…

“The part is one of extreme complexity and only an actor of great ability and dexterity can take it on - and Ralph’s name is top of our list.”

Whatever Mendes is planning to do with Bond 23, it’s sounding more and more epic by the day. We can’t wait to find out what he’s got up his sleeve.

Bond 23 opens 9 November, 2012.

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