Ralph Fiennes Could Play Second Villain for James Bond 23

4 Feb

Sam Mendes seems to be doing everything he can to bring in some serious acting talent to his untitled “James Bond 23” film. Last week, Javier Bardem announced that he is up to play an unspecified “antagonist” role, pending a complete script, and now Ralph Fiennes is in talks to play another villain character.

He does have a lot of practice.

According to Baz Bamigboye at the Daily Mail, Ralph Fiennes is in talks for a “darkly complex” role. Fiennes was apparently interested in the film after he heard how revolutionary Bond 23 would be. Bamigboye’s source also added that, “the part is one of extreme complexity and only an actor of great ability and dexterity can take it on.”

Ralph Fiennes' ability to play an incredibly dark and complex character: Check.

Bond 23 is definitely lining up to be better than Quantum of Solace (not that it was really that bad) and certainly sounds “revolutionary” to the franchise, which is interesting coming off the changes that came with Casino Royale. Bardem also said “they’re changing the whole thing, the whole dynamic…I’d be playing Bond’s nemesis, yes, but it’s not that obvious. Everything is more nuanced it’s very intriguing.”

I hope that Bardem and Fiennes both get picked up, because their names alone lead me to believe the hype of an even more sophisticatedly gritty Bond.

What are your thoughts about this development? Will it be as revolutionary as anticipated? Do you think Fiennes will take the part?

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3 Responses to “Ralph Fiennes Could Play Second Villain for James Bond 23”

  1. Joe July 23, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    That one needs a good haircut

    • Chris Petersen July 25, 2011 at 9:00 am #

      James Bond takes his haircuts high and tight….tapered…not blocked.

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    […] Ralph Fiennes Could Play Second Villain for James Bond 23 (via Chris and Pac Take on Hollywood) Posted on 5 February, 2011 by Jarle Petterson Sam Mendes seems to be doing everything he can to bring in some serious acting talent to his untitled “James Bond 23″ film. Last week, Javier Bardem announced that he is up to play an unspecified “antagonist” role, pending a complete script, and now Ralph Fiennes is in talks to play another villain character. According to Baz Bamigbo … Read More […]

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