SPANISH actor Javier Bardem is being lined up as the latest Bond villain.

Starring opposite Daniel Craig, the ‘Biutiful’ actor will play 007’s international nemesis in the upcoming film directed by Sam Mendes.

Speaking about his part in ‘Bond 23’ the star revealed: “It is very intriguing … They’re completely changing the whole dynamic.”

This completes a busy few weeks for the star who become a dad for the first time with wife Penelope Cruz. He also received a Best Actor nomination at the Oscars.