Swiss actor Anatole Taubmann has been cast as the new villain in Bond 22, according to

The 36 year old revealed that he has been cast in the film, but is not allowed to give any specific details on his role.

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He did indicate that has a personal trainer as the role is physically demanding and the site has learned that other reports indicate that it's an important role with lots of action and dialogue scenes.

Shooting for Taubmann is reported to go from January until June at various locations.

The 22nd James Bond adventure will be released by Columbia Pictures on November 7, 2008 with Daniel Craig reprising the role of the legendary British secret agent.