Madsen to play recurring role in Bond films
“Reservoir Dogs'” Mr. Blonde now has a new job as James Bond’s sidekick.
The Moviehole.net website reports that actor Michael Madsen has taken on the role of CIA operative Damian Falco in the as-yet-untitled 20th Bond film.
Plot details are being kept to a minimum, but the site said Bond goes undercover to combat the villain, Colonel Moon. The site also said cast members were required to learn how to surf for the film’s trademark, action-packed opening sequence.
“It’s not a big role but it’s somewhat pivotal in that it introduces a new recurring character”, Madsen says of his role.
“Most of my scenes are with Judi Dench (as M), who is a delightful human being.”
Madsen told the site his character will return in the 21st Bond film, and that he has also lined up a role in “Kill Bill,” which will reunite him with his “Reservoir Dogs” director Quentin Tarantino.
Madsen’s character in “Kill Bill” is named Budd. He lives in a trailer park in Texas and is brother to the film’s title character.
He says he’s still hopeful of reprising his “Reservoir Dogs” character for a proposed “Pulp Fiction” prequel, which would incorporate characters from several Tarantino films.
“If there is a God … it will still be made,” Madsen told Moviehole.net.