Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes for new James Bond film?

New details emerge regarding cast for 23rd Bond movie

New casting information has emerged regarding the forthcoming 23rd James Bond film.

It was recently revealed that No Country For Old Men actor Javier Bardem was considering signing on to play the film’s villain. Now the Daily Mail reports that there might be a part in the film for Ralph Fiennes too.

Fiennes has worked with director Sam Mendes, who is helming the new Bond film, in theatre on Troilus And Cressida. He is reportedly excited about the new direction Mendes is taking the series in.

“It’s the first of a new generation of Bond films,” a source connected to the production told columnist Baz Bamigboye. They added: “The ideas Mendes has push the film into darker territory where the characters are modern, mature and challenging.”

Earlier Bardem told The LA Times: “I’m a huge fan of the James Bond saga. When I was little, I went watching Mr Connery doing James Bond with my father. Who in the world would think I’d be in one of those movies?”

He added: “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.”

The ass yet untitled 23rd James Bond film opens November 9th, 2012.