Chiwetel Ejiofor is being eyed for the lead villain role in Bond 24, and why wouldn’t he be?
According to The Wrap, Ejiofor hasn’t been officially offered the part, nor is he in formal talks, but he is “widely presumed to be the frontrunner amongst the other actors under consideration.”
The English actor saw his stock skyrocket in 2013, thanks to his Oscar-nominated leading role in Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave.
Sam Mendes is returning to helm the untitled follow-up to Skyfall.
Daniel Craig will once again reprise the role of James Bond, and will be joined by Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and Ben Whishaw.
The picture is set for release in November of 2015.