Andrew Scott, the British actor best known for playing Sherlock's arch-nemesis Jim Moriarty, has been cast as a villain in the new Bond movie - according to The Mirror. The 38-year-old will apparently be announced in the casting event at Pinewood Studios on Thursday (December 4, 2014), though we're a little unsure about this one.

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"Andrew was hand-picked for a role in the new Bond movie after film bosses loved his star turn in Sherlock," a source told the tabloid newspaper.

"Casting directors thought he was perfect to play a baddie and they wanted to use his existing Sherlock profile - and amp it up to the next level."

"Andrew is hoping the move will see him leap from TV to the big screen, where he can eventually divide his time between London and LA. He knows this is his big break."

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Though Christoph Waltz has all but been confirmed for the primary villain role in the new Sam Mendes-directed Bond movie, we guess it's not unrealistic to assume that Scott could somehow aid the Oscar-winner in his plan to bring down Bond. However, it had previously been reported that Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) could playing the villain's henchman - which makes more sense.

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Deadline is also reporting that another name in the mix for Bond 24 is Monica Bellucci, probably best known for Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions. It's a pretty safe bet that Bellucci will join Lea Seydoux as one of the Bond girls.

We'll know more about Bond 24 after tomorrow's announcement, though it'll hit cinemas on November 6th, 2015.

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