Andrew Scott cast as villain in new James Bond film?

Andrew Scott has reportedly been cast as the main villain in the upcoming James Bond movie. The Pride star - who recently appeared on the cover of Attitude - is thought to have been "hand-picked" after appearing in BBC's Sherlock. ONE-USE-Andrew-Scott The cast and title of the 24th Bond film will be announced tomorrow (December 4), with Daniel Craig already confirmed to play the title role for a fourth time. A source told The Mirror: "Andrew was hand-picked for a role in the new Bond movie after film bosses loved his star turn in Sherlock. Casting directors thought he was perfect to play a baddie and they wanted to use his existing Sherlock profile - and amp it up to the next level. "Andrew is hoping the move will see him leap from TV to the big screen, where he can eventually divide his time between London and LA. He knows this is his big break." Sam Mendes is returning to the director's chair after taking charge on Skyfall. The film will be released in the UK on October 23, 2015. A US release will follow on November 6. More Stories: > Andrew Scott discusses 'Sherlock' gay fan-fiction > ‘Sherlock’ actor Andrew Scott: ‘Coming out was really lovely’