Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Olivia Wilde And Freida Pinto Both Cast in Bond 23?

At the moment this is just a rumour but BangShowbiz through Yahoo UK is reporting that Freida Pinto, the Indian actress who starred in Slumdog Millionaire, has landed a role as one of the Bond Girls in the upcoming Bond 23 due in 2011. Oscar winning director Sam Mendes was supposedly on-board to at least "consult" and hopefully direct this newest Bond movie, but nothing was moving forward until MGM found a buyer. On top of the Pinto news, the article also mentions that Tron Legacy actress Olivia Wilde "has been approached" to play a role as another Bond girl as well.

Not sure how true any of this is, but apparently Pinto has signed a "multi-million pound deal" to play one of Bond's love interests and a source says it "will be a typically glamorous and raunchy role." Additionally, they claim that it will be set in Afghanistan of all places. As for Wilde's character, they say she plays "a double-crossing UN worker based in Afghanistan." They also add that Sam Mendes "has been talking about Bond for months now" and is going for "the most ambitious 007 yet" with "plans to reinvent the genre."

Hmmmm... Nice if it's true, both girls are stunning and have recently been in the limelight so this doesn't feel a million miles away from the truth!

1 comment:

The Emerald Knight said...

I am a big James Bond fan and while I don't necessarily care for Daniel Craig as Bond this could be quite interesting. Just out of the blue, I always thought Adrian Paul (Highlander TV series) would have made a good Bond. He had a Sean Connery look to him, anybody else ever think that?