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Javier Bardem confirms Bond villain role

Javier Bardem in Biutiful

Story by Jack Foley

JAVIER Bardem has confirmed that he will play the villain in the next James Bond film, tentatively called Skyfall.

During an interview with Christiane Amanpour on Nightline, the actor spoke of his excitement at becoming a part of the 007 legacy.

“I am very excited,” he said. “My parents took me to watch the movies and I saw all of them. So to play that is going to be fun. They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details.”

Sam Mendes is directing Bond 23, which is scheduled to hit cinemas in November 2012.

Bardem also used his interview to talk about his involvement with a charity to help west Saharan refugees.

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