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  1. Names on "Bond Shortlist" Revealed?

    "The list has been whittled down to four", Celia Walden from "The Telegraph"
    four days ago. CBn then confirmed that Martin Campbell interrupted
    his post production work on The Legend of Zorro for a duration of two weeks
    and jetted off to London. Now, today,
    The Sunday Mirror
    claims to know the names of
    the final four contenders.

    Henry Cavill

    Henry Cavill

    Those "hunks", as the British tabloid calls them, are: Goran Visnjic (32),
    Henry Cavill (22), Alex O’Lachlan (28), and Ewan Stewart (47). According
    to the "Mirror", all of them had to play out love scenes with actress
    Camilla Power. In the past, both Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan, had to
    replay the famous bed scene from From Russia With Love, originally cast with
    Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi.

    The tabloid quotes "a movie insider", who reportedly said: "All four are
    among the most impressive would-be Bonds we’ve ever encountered. They show
    style, sophistication and have a natural air of the shaken-but-not-stirred
    secret agent – and the ability to make women swoon."

    While the names of Goran Visnjic and Alex O’Lachlan have been rumoured over
    the past few weeks, the names of Henry Cavill and Ewan Stewart seem to be


    Two months ago, CBn
    that Eon and Sony were considering young Bonds:

    The 007 youth movement rolls on. If a series of Young Bond novels wasn’t
    enough for fans, CBn has learned that Eon Productions and Sony are considering
    some VERY young actors for the role of James Bond in Casino Royale. Some of the
    actors being considered are unknowns in their mid and early 20s. One hot
    contender is only 22.

    CBn (May 2005)

    Well, guess who that "hot" 22 year old was? Yep. Henry Cavill. At that point
    in time Cavill had not been mentioned anywhere in the press, and CBn didn’t want to be the site
    to publicly "out" him as a candidate. But the inclusion of Cavill’s name suggests there may be some legitimacy to The Mirror’s list.

    According to a CBn source, there should be some official news soon.

    Stay tuned!

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