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Rumour has it: Sherlock star Andrew Scott to play next James Bond villain

Scott already plays arch-nemesis Professor Jim Moriarty in Sherlock, but it looks like he is set to unleash his villainous side once again. This time our favourite villain will square off against Daniel Craig in the latest Bond film, says report.

hollywood Updated: Dec 04, 2014 09:23 IST
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Andrew Scott already plays arch-nemesis Professor Jim Moriarty in Sherlock, but it looks like he is set to unleash his villainous side once again. The 38-year-old actor will be taking on the role as the evil enemy in the next James Bond movie, according to The Daily Mirror.

The upcoming James Bond film, popularly called Bond 24, is expected to debut its official title and cast on Thursday. Our favourite villain will square off against Daniel Craig, who will reprise his role as James Bond in the film for the fourth time. The film is expected to go into production soon.

Comic book movie stars Léa Seydoux and Dave Bautista are rumored to be joining the film's cast, alongside Christoph Waltz, who will play the film's primary antagonist, reportedly Ernst Stavro Blofeld, James Bond's most recognizable and recurring villain.

Meanwhile, the cast and title of the 24th Bond movie will be announced on Thursday at a live event at the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios, reports contactmusic.com.

Even as speculation was reaching fever pitch as to where director Sam Mendes and the team will take Bond's story after the huge success of Skyfall, it is likely that Lea Seydoux will be named the latest Bond girl and two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz will play the primary villain, reprising the classic character Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

Also, Naomie Harris will return as Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes will reprise his role as spymaster M and Ben Whishaw will be seen as Q.

The team will have their work cut out to match the success of Skyfall which was the highest grossing film of all time in the UK. It is expected to be released in October 2015.