Daniel Craig is coming back as 007, Dame Judi Dench is reprising her role as M, Sam Mendes is directing, Javier Bardem is being courted to play the villain, and they're still trying to add more A-list talent to the next James Bond film.
Ralph Fiennes is in talks take a role in the next James Bond movie, according to the Daily Mail, because "the part is one of extreme complexity and only an actor of great ability and dexterity can take it on."
Fiennes is a great actor, and a good addtion to most any film, but we have to hope that whatever part they have in mind for him is more substantial than the one Geoffrey Wright played in "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace," where he was utterly wasted.
And in other Ralph Fiennes, news, The Weinstein Company is negotiating to buy "Coriolanus," Fiennes directorial debut based on Shakespeare's play of the same name about another guy who gets caught between his ambition and his mom. They hope to position the film for an awards run later in the year.
"Coiolanus" will be making its world premiere at the Berlinale 2011 on Feb. 14.
Assuming there are no more delays, Bond 23 will drop Nov. 9, 2012.