British papers are buzzing today with the news that Gemma Arterton has been cast as the new Bond girl.
At 22, she’s only got one completed film under her belt (St.Trinian’s
) but she’s currently filming Guy Richie’s new gangster epic RocknRolla
opposite Gerard ‘Spaartaa’ Butler.
There’s a second Bond girl, a South American, yet to be cast. It’s likely theirs will be the more significant role as much of the film is set in the region. The current favourites are Brazilian Cleo Pires, and Israeli actress Moran Atias. Moran Atias (on the right) Cleo Pires (on the right)
Meanwhile somewhere in gaff land, Daniel Craig may have unintentionally given a big hint as to the title of Bond 22. On British TV to promote The Golden Compass
, he explained that while Bond earned his 00 status in Casino Royale
, he moves up to the rank of 007 in the new film. When asked if 007 would be part of the title Craig stumbled and said he may have given too much away.
Bond 22 is set to start filming in January. It’ll be directed by Marc Forster, the man behind Finding Neverland
and Monster’s Ball