Ralph Fiennes in Talks to Star in New James Bond Movie
02.04.11 by BJSprecher
Hot on the heels of the news that Javier Bardem has been offered the role of James Bond's (Daniel Craig) nemesis in director Sam Mendes' upcoming James Bond 23 (working title), the DailyMail has reported that two-time Oscar-nominated actor Ralph Fiennes is "in discussions" to star in the movie. According to the DailyMail's source, an anonymous "film executive...connected to the production," the role is "darkly complex" and not the same part that Bardem was offered.
It’s the first of a new generation of Bond films, 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