Former child star Nicholas Hoult is toughening up - he is set to tackle a role in a top secret new action movie.
The British actor made his name as a child star in About A Boy, and appears in critically-acclaimed new drama A Single Man, opposite Colin Firth.
But Hoult is now eyeing his first hardman role in a James Bond-style film.
He refuses to go into detail about his next big project during an interview with V-Man magazine, but reveals, "It's some serious James Bond stuff".
And he adds, "I'm superstitious, so I never believe anything until I'm actually on set. There's a really exciting project coming up but I can't talk about it 'til it's confirmed."