This time it's movie star

Sean Connery, who rose to fame as one of the early (and best) James Bonds and went on to become a major box-office draw around the world, who's planning to put his past on paper.

Caroline Michel at HarperCollins in London was first out of the gate with an offer, reported to be over $2 million—and that's only for U.K. rights. The deal was made with agent

Mort Janklow and his son

Luke, who runs the agency's London office. Negotiations are said to be going on elsewhere, including here, but no further sales as yet. A collaborator is under discussion, and the autobiography is aimed for a late 2006 pub date. Connery, who has often said he didn't plan to write a memoir, is now 72, and told Harper: "It's rather scary, but utterly exhilarating, and I'm looking forward to it."