Javier Bardem will join Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes for the next chapter in the legendary spy franchise. The movie is set for a November 2012 release. Judi Dench will be back as M, with Naomie Harris on board as Moneypenny and Bérénice Marlohe as one of the new Bond girls.
“I am very excited. My parents took me to watch the movies and I saw all of them,” Bardem said recently on Nightline. “So to play that is going to be fun.”
Sadly, the fact that he’s been cast was about all he could reveal, despite having had his eye on the role since earlier this year. “They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details,” he said.
“They’re changing the whole thing, the whole dynamic,” Bardem told Awards Tracker in February. “I’d be playing Bond’s nemesis, yes, but it’s not that obvious. Everything is more nuanced. It’s very intriguing.”
Bardem is of course pretty good at playing the bad guy — so much so that his turn as Anton Chigurh in 2007′s “No Country for Old Men” scored him a supporting actor Oscar.