French Actress Léa Seydoux Tapped as Latest Bond Girl: Report
The Paris native is reportedly set to join Daniel Craig and Ralph Fiennes in Bond's 24th film installment
Does James Bond star Daniel Craig have a new femme fatale for the next film in the famed spy series?
French actress Léa Seydoux, 29, has reportedly been cast as the latest Bond girl, following in the sexy footsteps of Agent 007’s many film flames and adversaries, who have included Halle Berry, Teri Hatcher and Kim Basinger.
The curvaceous, blond Paris native is set to meet up with Craig, along with new castmates and Skyfall alums Ralph Fiennes Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris, for a script review next month, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reports. Eon Productions, the company behind the series, declined to comment on any casting until the movie begins filming, but industry buzz is that Seydoux is nearing a deal.
The film, not yet officially titled, marks the 24th screen outing of the popular series based on the novels of author Ian Fleming, and will be directed by Sam Mendes. It is set for release in 2015.
The casting news follows a recent wave of French actresses who’ve been tapped to play Bond girls, including Eva Green in Casino Royale, Olga Kurylenko in Quantum of Solace and Bérénice Marlohe in Skyfall.
Seydoux, most known for her work in French cinema, including the 2013 Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or winner Blue Is the Warmest Color, has also starred in The Grand Budapest Hotel, Inglourious Basterds and Midnight in Paris.
• With reporting by PHILIP BOUCHER and PETER MIKELBANK