We reported last week that Bond 23 had a new screenwriter in Peter Morgan, and now it seems the film might land a frequent Morgan collaborator. According to The Guardian, actor Michael Sheen is in negotiations to portray the villain in Bond 23.

Sheen would portray Ernst Stavro Blofield, a Bond villain who has appeared in six previous Bond films and he's been portrayed by actors such as Donald Pleasance, Telly Sevales, Charles Grey and the villain was also the inspiration for Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers film series.

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Sheen has previously worked with the new Bond 23 writer Peter Morgan in several films, including The Queen, The Last King of Scotland, last year's Best Picture nominee Frost/Nixon and the upcoming The Damned United.

We'll be sure to keep you posted on any Bond 23 news as soon as we have more information.