Only weeks away from its first table read, it appears that the twenty-fourth installment of the James Bond franchise has added a familiar face used to sinister showmanship.
In a gossip-tinged report, the UK's Daily Mail has word that Christoph Waltz has joined returning Skyfall director Sam Mendes on the next super spy film starring Daniel Craig. Without getting official confirmation from producers, the report seems confident that Waltz will play the villain of the piece. Of course, the actor already has a number of villainous roles to his credit including an Oscar-winning turn in Inglourious Basterds and a more scenery-chewing turn in The Green Hornet.
Its official title still under wraps, the fourth Craig-led Bond film will also feature Ralph Fiennes as M and Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny as well as Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux and Rory Kinnear. Skyfall screenwriters Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan will also return.
Bond 24 arrives in theaters Nov. 6, 2015.