According to the Daily Mail, Harris is all but signed up to play M’s secretary in the new James Bond film.
Miss Moneypenny, you will remember, has been absent from the Craig era thus far.
The British paper describes Naomie Harris as in the “final stages of negotiations” to be Hollywood’s most famous secretary.
They also predict that 007 baddy casting is locked up with Ralph Finnes and Javier Bardem taking roles in James Bond 23.
If the girl is really in the running for Miss Moneypenny then the headline “Licence to Thrill” seems inacurate as fans know that Moneypenny’s relationship with the thrilling James Bond is always close… but no cigar.
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.