While promoting his latest film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, actor Mathieu Amalric confirmed to Empire Online that he has been cast as the bad guy in Bond 22.

Amalric said ""I will, it's true. I play the villain, yes. James Bond".

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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. Director Marc Forster has hinted that the storyline will continue immediately after where Casino Royale left off.