Ralph Fiennes for Bond 23

Ralph Fiennes in talks for Bond 23

Ralph Fiennes is reportedly in talks to star in the 23rd James Bond movie

According to reports, the actor is in talks for a “darkly complex” character opposite Daniel Craig and Judi Dench.

“It’s the first of a new generation of Bond films, and the ideas Mendes has push the film into darker territory where the characters are modern, mature and challenging,” a source said, adding that Fiennes’s role is “one of extreme complexity and only an actor of great ability and dexterity can take it on”.

It was recently reported that Javier Bardem is also in talks to play 007’s main nemesis.