Léa Seydoux reportedly cast as new Bond Girl [Audio]

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French actress Léa Seydoux has been cast as the Bond Girl in Bond 24 according to Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail.

Bamigboye scored a number of scoops on Skyfall, including correctly reporting that Eva would turn out to be Miss Moneypenny, and based on his recent form can be replied upon as a trusted source. He says that Seydoux will be involved in costume, make-up and camera tests over the next few weeks prior to the film starting production in November in order for Sam Mendes, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson to determine her look.

Source: Daily Mail

Mainly known in French cinema to date, Seydoux comes from family well-known in the French movie business and first came to attention in 2008 in The Beautiful Person, winning the award for Best Upcoming Actress at the Cannes Film Festival the following year.

Her first Hollywood role was a small part in Quentin Tarentino’s Inglourious Basterds followed by Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood. She also appeared in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and then joined Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, after which she concentrated on French cinema.

In 2012 she appeared in  Blue Is the Warmest Colour by Abdellatif Kechiche and Grand Central by Rebecca Zlotowski, both of which were shown at the Canne film festival; the former was awarded the  Palme d’Or. In 2014 she appeared in The Grand Budapest Hotel with  the new M,  Ralph Fiennes.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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