Liam Payne would love to play James Bond.

The 'Strip That Down' hitmaker would be keen to make a foray into acting and is eyeing a huge part for his breakout role.

Asked about his dream movie role, he told The Sun newspaper: ''I mean James Bond straight off let's be honest. I love Daniel Craig as Bond, not to say he is the best Bond ever but it's up for discussion.

''I love super hero films so I'd love to be in a Marvel movie, I've always wanted to be super hero since I was a kid and the only way to really do that is to get in the Marvel ranks or the DC ranks. I love the idea of acting. It's something I've been wanting to do for a long time. Singing will always be my first love though.''

It comes after it was revealed Liam is in talks to star in Steven Spielberg's remake of 'West Side Story'.

A film source said: ''Liam was approached and was naturally flattered to be considered. Casting agents have been ordered to find singers between the ages of 15 and 25 who can also dance, while also being able to deliver lines. Liam sees the opportunity to work with Spielberg as an exciting prospect and one too good to turn down.''

For Liam, a role in the movie would mean following in the footsteps of his One Direction band mate Harry Styles, who had a role in Christopher Nolan's 2017 war film 'Dunkirk'.

Previously, Liam spoke about wanting to try his hand at acting, as he said he considers it to be one of his ''biggest aims'' - and would even like to end up playing Batman.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz, he said: ''One of my biggest aims to do is acting. When I watch a film it hits me in a certain way. Maybe Batman or whatever who knows.''