Wanted: Bond Girl
New James Bond 007 Daniel Craig will be reading with four
candidate Bond Girls this week. Despite the start of principal
photography being only weeks away, the role of Vesper Lynd
is still to be cast - reports Variety.
The trade paper claims four actresses will be screentesting
over the next week in London, with Daniel Craig joining
the production after wrapping "The Visiting" with
co-star Nicole Kidman. Variety reports that a final decision
will be made by next week.
Rachael Stirling is the latest name to be strongly linked
with the production. The daughter of former Bond girl Diana
Rigg (Teresa di Vicenzo in 1969's "On Her Majesty's
Secret Service) is one of the actresses up for the role
of Vesper Lynd - Agent 3030.
As MI6 exclusively reported last year, Variety confirms
that the production start date for Casino Royale has slipped
two weeks to January 30th 2006.