Bardem Won't Decide On 'Bond' Until He Reads Non-Existent Script
So when can we expect a decision from Bardem? Well, whenever the script is finished, then maybe three hours later if he's a fast reader, or six hours later if he's a slow reader. Seeing as how he seems to be a very smart guy, but English isn't his first language, I would put the window in the three-and-a-half to four-hour range.
Bond enthusiasts have a reason to be optimistic, as director Sam Mendes has conveyed to Bardem the dynamic between Bond and this particular villain, and it sounds a little more complex than "good guy vs. inexplicably evil guy." So even if Bardem doesn't get on board, fans of the franchise can expect a little more depth in the relationship between Bond and his nemesis. (Collider)