The name’s Bardem. Javier Bardem.
According to Deadline.com, Oscar winner (and newly minted nominee) Javier Bardem has been offered a starring role in the just announced next James Bond film, temporarily titled ‘James Bond 23.’ Bardem wouldn’t be playing Bond — that role is sticking with returning 007 Daniel Craig — but word of a major offer may mean that Bardem is being courted to play the secret agent’s nemesis.
The offer is just the latest in a string of winter good news for Bardem. Last week, wife Penelope Cruz gave birth to a baby boy — and on the same day, Bardem was given his third Oscar nomination for his role in the Spanish language film ‘Biutiful.’