Has the search for a Bond girl already come to an end? The
Daily Mirror’s US correspondent Ryan Parry claims today that South-African
born actress Charlize Theron is to star alongside Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.
Parry calls it an "exclusive information" and goes on saying that Theron has been offered "a megabucks deal".
According to the British paper, Theron, who won an Oscar for Monster in 2003,
is director Martin Campbell’s first choice for the leading part. An insider is
quoted, saying: "She is glamorous but she is also a brilliant actress. It would
be quite a coup to have an Oscar-winner as the female lead."
Which would, of course, be the second Academy Award-winning acress after
Halle Berry. According to the IMDB, Theron’s 2006 schedule is relatively free.
Still, all this should be taken with a grain of salt. After all, the Daily
Mirror is a tabloid and Theron’s name was mentioned by the press already in late
2001, when the search for a Bond girl for Die Another Day was going on.
Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond film produced by franchise holders Eon Productions. The MGM/Columbia Pictures production begins shooting in January and is due for release worldwide on 17 November 2006. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, it will be filmed in the Czech Republic, the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.