James Bond casting agents are on the hunt for their next villain.

A male who is cunning, ruthless and dominating are just some of the traits sought, but most important of all - if a leaked report is to be believed - you must be Māori.

The call has been put out there for a Māori male between the ages of 35 - 55 to fill in the role as James Bond's henchman.

This is not the first time Māori actors have been part of Bond's movies with Lawrence Makoare paving the way in 2001.

Danny Boyle will be directing the film and shooting begins in December.