Chiwetel Ejiofor role rumors: 12 Years a Slave star may play James Bond villain

According to Variety, the Oscar-nominated actor is a favorite on the list of stars that could interpret the villain in “Bond 24.”

“Bond 24” will be directed by Sam Mendes, and filming will start in summer, so that the film could be released in November 2015.

Daniel Craig will make his return in the Bond movie, alongside Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw.

Javier Bardem was the last actor to make a memorable role as the James Bond villain in Skyfall.