London, Feb 15 : Legendary star Al Pacino will soon be battling out with James Bond in the next 007 flick.
Pacino has given the nod to an offer to star in the next bond movie- 'Quantum of Solace'.
This 'casting coup' of sorts materialised after top secret negotiations in LA, when the screen legend finally agreed to play the leader of the international terrorist group introduced in Casino Royale.
A Bond insider revealed that though the role is not quite big but it surely is pivotal for the movie.
"It's not a major role but it's an extremely important one. It will be a brief on-screen appearance. Everyone is really excited at the prospect of having such a huge star joining the cast. It will be fabulous to see him square up against Bond," said the Insider.
The 67-year-old 'Godfather' star has also appeared in classics such as 'Scarface' and 'Carlito's Way' and will be arriving at Pinewood Studios in April or May.
In 'Quantum of Solace', Bond - played by Daniel Craig - is on the trail of terrorists responsible for the death of his ladylove Vesper Lynd.