Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List) is the latest in a long line of Hollywood stars to be linked with the new James Bond Film.
Dame Judi Dench and Daniel Craig have both been signed up to return for the film, and two time Oscar nominee Fiennes is tipped to join them, as a darkly complex character.
MGM have already approached a variety of mega stars to play parts in the film, codenamed Bond 23, and due for release on the 50th anniversary of the Bond series, November 9th next year.
Also tipped to find a way into the film are Daniels Craig’s real life girlfriend, Rachel Weisz as a Bond girl, and Javier Bardem.
Bardem is currently favourite to play the role of Bond’s nemesis for the 23rd instalment of the series, and is reported to be stalling over playing a lead role in The Dark Tower by Stephen King, whilst mulling over a Bond offer.