Washington, Apr 5: Chiwetel Ejiofor has apparently become a favorite for film-makers to play villain in the next Bond movie.
According to The Wrap, the Oscar-nominated actor is being targeted to play opposite Daniel Craig as James Bond's nemesis in the 24th instalment of the spy movie franchise.
The Sam Mendes-directed film, which is yet to be titled, will also see the return of Ralph Fiennes as "M", Naomi Harris (Eve Moneypenny) and Ben Whishaw (gadget guru "Q").
Ejiofor, who is currently filming 'Z for Zacariah' alongside Chris Pine and Margot Robbie, has not yet received an offer nor is in talks with Sony or MGM, but is expected to be at the top of the list of the actors they want for the role. (ANI)