Sources for The Wrap claim that director Sam Mendes
is aiming very high with his casting for the villain in the next James Bond movie. They’ve been informed that Mendes’s top choice is Chiwetel Ejiofor
(12 Years A Slave), who was just nominated for an Academy Award, and whose star in Hollywood is the highest its ever been. With his powerhouse performance in 12 Years A Slave, Ejiofor- who’s been working in films since for almost 20 years- finally reached the A List. He would be a big “get” for the Bond franchise.
The report is quick to point out that Ejiofor has not yet entered negotiations, and there’ve been no formal talks. But amongst other actors that have been contacted for the role, they think Mr. Ejiofor is the frontrunner being eyed for the part.
Ejiofor would join Mendes and Daniel Craig
, who are set to return for