This time the English paper the Mirror has an “insider” source that tells us that Freida Pinto, Slumdog Millionaire star has won a role in James Bond 23. Not even Pinto and her agent can deter the presses from “confirming” her as a James Bond girl. An insider reportedly says:
“Sam has been talking about Bond for months now and is so excited about it.
“The project has been in the pipeline for months and Freida was always the dream Bond girl, but initially she was nervous about accepting it. This is going to be the most ambitious 007 yet. Sam plans to reinvent the genre.
“Peter Morgan, who wrote The Queen, has penned the first draft of the script and it promises to be visually stunning.
“It will be a typically glamorous and raunchy role and Dev has been joking to friends he is cool with seeing Freida rolling around with 007.”
Bond23.net can’t find a second source to corroborate.
Would Pinto take the James Bong girl anyway? Readers will recall her voicing her thoughts about being ‘too young’ for any Bond girl role.
The article in question also says that the new James Bond movie is likely to shoot in “the Afghan capital Kabul” – at least the rumors are consistent.
About Skyfall – James Bond 23 (2012)
The new Bond movie will star Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Albert Finney and Judi Dench, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The 007 screenplay will be written by regular James Bond scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, working with John Logan (Gladiator & The Last Samurai). Director of American Beauty and Road To Perdition, Sam Mendes will be directing the new James Bond movie. MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment in a joint statement on 2nd June 2011 announced that “Bond 23″ will go on release in the UK on Friday, 26th October, 2012 and in the USA on 9th November 2012. The first major announcement from EON Productions and Sony Pictures came on 3rd November 2011 in London when the principle cast was announced, along with a rough plot line. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.