Vinnie Jones is James Bond!

With his film career not exactly going great guns at the moment (pity, some of the stuff he’s done – like “Midnight Meat Train”), it shouldn’t be any surprise that Vinnie Jones’s decided to give TV a try.

The British star, who burst onto the scene in such flicks as “Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch”, will guest-star on TV hit “Chuck” before starring in his own 007-esque action series.

On “Chuck”, Jones will play Karl Stromberg, an expert hit man with a soft side.

The untitled new series, based on an upcoming comic book series by Howard Chaykin, centers on Jake Noble, an international spy who teams with his long-lost daughters he never knew existed.

“I never really thought of TV before as a medium for me,” Jones said. “However, with it becoming such a source of creativity these days, and this project with its modern James Bond style and feeling to it, I couldn’t resist.”

There’s more at The Hollywood Reporter