According to MI6.co.uk, “Swedish actor Rafael Edholm is in contention for the role of the villain. … Edholm confirmed that he will be screen testing for the part.” The 41 year-old actor also said that winning the role “would be really cool.”
Regarding the Bond girl, Israeli actress Moran Atias is apparently one of the favourites to land a role.
“Last Sunday, she was called to the Sony Studios for a meeting with director Marc Forester. Five Latina actresses were also invited,” according to MI6.
The Bond Girl character is said to be Latina, although some non-Latina actresses in addition to Atias are being considered for the role. Atias will next appear in the forthcoming Adam Sandler comedy You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.