LEA Seydoux, 29, will join Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris for the latest instalment of the 007 film franchise called ‘Bond 24’.
According to the Daily Mail newspaper, the blonde beauty will undergo a series of costume, make-up and and camera tests under the watchful eye of the movie’s director, Sam Mendes and the producers, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson who will determine what “look” her Bond girl character should have.
Lea has already made her mark on the film industry, after she took home the coveted Palme D’or award at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival for her performance in the French language film, ‘Blue Is The Warmest Colour’, alongside her co-star Adele Exarchopoulos and the film’s director, Abdellatif Kechiche.
She has also starred in several Hollywood blockbusters, including ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Patrol’ and Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’.
The Daily Mail also reported that the movie executives originally wanted a Scandinavian actress to play the Bond girl, however, a last minute change of heart meant that the casting went to the French star. The crew were also spotted looking at sites in Rome, sparking speculation that the film will include some Italian flavour as well. – BANG!