Javier Bardem to be the next Bond villain

Spanish actor Javier Bardem poses for photographers with his star during the opening of the "street of stars" in center of Madrid on June 27, 2011. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET (Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images) DOMINIQUE FAGET

Javier Bardem poses for photographers with his star during the opening of the "Street of Stars" in Madrid on June 27, 2011.
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(CBS) Javier Bardem is going bad for Bond.

The Spanish actor says he will play the villain in the next James Bond film.

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"I am very excited. My parents took me to watch the movies and I saw all of them. So to play that is going to be fun," he told Christiane Amanpour during an interview on ABC's "Nightline."

He added, "They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details."

Bardem is no stranger to playing the bad guy - he won an Academy Award for his villainous turn in 2007's "No Country for Old Men."

The long-delayed 23rd 007 flick will be directed by Sam Mendes and is scheduled to hit theaters in November 2012.

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