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Tabloids name Thandie Newton as the new Bond Girl

26-Jan-2006 • Casino Royale

Earlier in the month, UK newspaper The Daily Mirror claimed Thandie Newton had screentested for a Bond girl role for the forthcoming film Casino Royale.

Several sources later confirmed that Newton had been tested opposite Daniel Craig, the new James Bond 007.

Today, rival newspaper The Sun claims she has been cast as Vesper Lynd in the movie, which is scheduled to open in theatres November 17th 2006.

According to the report, "The Sun can reveal [Thandie Newton] is the new Bond babe. She will star opposite Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, James Bond’s 21st big screen venture. Thandie, 33, a mum of two, was born in Zambia 10 years after the first Bond film was made in 1962."

It continues, "Her mother is a princess but the family emigrated to Cornwall when the girl who went on to star in Mission Impossible II was just five. Thandie — it’s pronounced Tandy — is now prepared for the glare of the spotlight that goes with being part of the Bond industry."

Newton recently starred in "Crash" - which was penned by "Casino Royale" screenwriter Paul Haggis.

Thanks to `IanFleming1953` and `CM007` for the alert.

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