According to a rumor picked up on by MI6-HQ.com, Turkish actress Ebru Akel has auditioned for the role of the villain’s girlfriend.
The boffins over at “six” note that this would be the first “Turkish actress to play a significant role in a 007 film.”
As we know, permission was recently granted for James Bond 23 to shoot at a few key landmarks in the famed city of Istanbul.
Although, if MI6 can be believed (and they are notoriously well informed) Akel was not lucky enough to land a role in the Bond flick.
From this news we can safely assume that Istanbul will play a key part in Bond 23 – perhaps with the villain’s heritage stemming from Turkey.
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.