Helena Bonham Carter to play villain in ‘Bond 25’?

Filming is set to begin at Pinewood Studios in December

Helena Bonham Carter is being tipped to appear in the forthcoming 25th James Bond movie.

Producers of the spy thriller – currently known under the working title of Bond 25 – are reportedly keen to sign the actress up to star as the villain opposite Daniel Craig in his fifth and final appearance as 007. She played villainous Bellatrix LeStrange in the Harry Potter franchise.

A source told The Daily Mirror: ”Everyone thinks Angelina Jolie is going to get the part but bosses want Helena more. At the moment they are just finalising the cast.”

Jolie previously starred alongside Craig in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001.

James Bond 25Danny Boyle was recently confirmed to direct the new movie.

Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli recently said of his appointment: “We are delighted to announce that the exceptionally talented Danny Boyle will be directing Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as James Bond in the 25th installment of the franchise.”

Craig’s return was officially confirmed last year, after a period of uncertainty over his future as Bond.

Shooting is set to begin at Pinewood Studios in December. It was also recently rumoured that Dua Lipa will be the next singer to record a Bond theme, although she remained tellingly tight lipped when quizzed on the subject.