Casting news for the next installment in the Bond franchise is heating up as of late. The Daily Mail is on a hot streak with news just last week that Christoph Waltz has officially been cast as Nefarious Blofeld in the follow-up to 2012’s “Skyfall”. According to a recent scoop by The Mirror, “Bond 24“ managed to secure ‘Sherlock’ Star Andrew Scott as a villain for the upcoming spy movie.
The Mirror’s Hannah Hope shared the following:
“Sherlock star Andrew Scott, who plays the TV detective’s nemesis Moriarty, is set to appear in the new James Bond movie as a villain. The Irish actor, 38, who found fame in the hit BBC show four years ago, will play another baddie in the highly anticipated 007 flick – which has the working title ofBond 24.”
An insider said:
“Andrew was hand-picked for a role in the new ‘Bond’ movie after film bosses loved his star turn in ‘Sherlock’. Casting directors thought he was perfect to play a baddie and they wanted to use his existing Sherlock profile – and amp it up to the next level,” “Andrew is hoping the move will see him leap from TV to the big screen, where he can eventually divide his time between London and L.A. He knows this is his big break.”
Daniel Craig will reprise his role as 007, Ralph Fiennes is back as Bond’s new boss after Judi Dench’s M bowed out in “Skyfall”. Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny) and Ben Whishaw (Q) are also expected to return for the sequel. ”Bond 24″ is set to be released on November 6, 2015.