Considering how close the starting date for filming is, I’m surprised we haven’t heard more about Bond 23. It’s a hot project and with the talent on board, Sam Mendes in the director’s chair and Daniel Craig still leading the way as the suave MI6 spy, I’d expect more news of casting. Truth be told, outside of Craig and Judi Dench, no one is confirmed yet. Only Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem have been circling, neither confirmed. Today though, we can add another to the ‘circling’ pile.
Talented, and under used, British actress Naomie Harris could be joining the film. The role has been kept under wraps, and the news originated from the British tabloid paper News of the World who said Harris would be “Bond’s sexy sidekick”.
In UK interviews for her upcoming film The First Grader, she has confirmed that she has been talking with Bond 23 producers but won’t reveal the role she has been in talks for or whether she has signed on the dotted line.
Doesn’t seem to be much movement on this considering it’s planned to go in front of cameras in 3 or 4 months. Bardem’s involvement will probably fall by the way side considering he’s formally attached to The Dark Tower, but this will kick into gear soon enough. Perhaps at the upcoming Comic Con we may hear some announcements. Guess we’ll have to wait and see. (The Playlist)