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Mathieu Amalric Confirmed on Being Bond 22's Villain

December 6, 2007 (5:12 am) GMT
Being rumored by Fox News that he will play as the bad guy in James Bond's new movie, Mathieu Amalric has confirmed that he is Bond 22's villain.

"Bond 22" has found its villain in Mathieu Amalric. According to Empire Online, the "The Diving and the Butterfly" star has confirmed his involvement in the new installment of James Bond movie.

Though he didn't share much details about his role, the French actor revealed that he will portray the enemy of James Bond. He said, "I will, it's true. I play the villain, yes. James Bond. It has to do with childhood, you know? To be a villain in James Bond is just so funny. I never dreamt about that. It's not what I want to do with my career. It's just that I have kids and it's so funny to do that. But it doesn't mean that I'm not going to do a very small French film for free with my friends."

Allegedly, in the movie, Amalric would play Vesper Lynd's boyfriend as , the female star of "", hinted earlier. Furthermore, before the 42-year-old actor officially gave confirmation, in November, Fox News had sparked the rumor when they reported that Amalric has landed the role.

"Bond 22" is the continuation of the latest James Bond movie "Casino Royale". The movie, which once more is starring , is planned to be released on November 7, 2008.

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