Chiwetel Ejiofor To cast the new James Bond villain

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The 12 Years A Slave star, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Who is reportedly the first choice to play 007's adversary in the 24th instalment of Sony and MGM's long-running action franchise has recently bulked up to star as a cop in director John Hillcoat's drama Triple Nine. And now, his so hot six-pack has attracted the attention of producers looking to cast the new James Bond villain.

According to showbusiness bible Variety,
Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson want the Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated actor but have yet to make a formal offer.

The movie is due for release on November 6, 2015, with filming set to kick off in the summer. Daniel Craig has already signed on to return as Bond for the upcoming movie and the 25th iteration