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Michael Sheen to play villain in next Bond flick?

india Updated: Jun 16, 2009 20:59 IST

If reports are to be believed, British actor Michael Sheen will play legendary villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the next James Bond movie.



The

Frost/Nixon

star is said to be in the process of signing up for the superspy flick.



Blofeld is a legendary character seen in six Bond films previously, including

From Russia with Love, You Only Live Twice

and

For Your Eyes Only

.



If Sheen grabs the role he will be facing off with Daniel Craig in reel life, who is the present day James Bond.



"Michael is hot property right now and it's felt he's the right man to bring Blofeld back to life. Michael was a Bond fan in his youth so this would be a dream role for him,"

Contactmusic

quoted a source, as telling the Daily Express.



The super-villain has been played by actors including late Kojak star Telly Savalas, who appeared in 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service.