Lea Seydoux cast as Bond girl

'Blue Is The Warmest Colour' actress Lea Seydoux has been named as the next Bond girl in the up-coming James Bond film, 'Bond 24'

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Lea Seydoux

Lea Seydoux

Lea Seydoux has signed up for the new James Bond film.

The 29-year-old French actress 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.

Spectre

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 148 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…

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