Rhys Ifans lands an unspecified role in Bond 23

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Rhys Ifans will be joining Daniel Craig in the next big screen outing for James Bond.

Though the specific details of Bond 23 are remaining characteristically hush-hush, The Telegraph confirms that Ifans has joined the film’s ever-expanding cast.

Ifans recently wrapped The Amazing Spider-Man (above), in which he played the villainous Lizard - but it’s not thought that he’ll be brooding away as another villain in Bond 23 .

That’s mostly because Javier Bardem has already been recruited as the film’s central baddie.

Ralph Fiennes is also onboard for Craig’s third round in the tux, reportedly playing a “complex” character. Meanwhile, Judi Dench is returning as M, and Naomie Harris will play Miss Moneypenny.

Despite wallowing in pre-production misery thanks to MGM's financial problems, Bond 23 is definitely bouncing back with a vengeance - we can't wait to see that formidable cast in action.

Bond 23 is being directed by Sam Mendes, and opens 9 November 2012.

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