According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eon Productions, Danjaq, as well as her agent have confirmed that Gemma Arterton has been cast as “Fields” in Bond 22 earlier today.
CBn first reported the Gemma Arterton rumour on 14 December but this is the first time her casting has been confirmed. THR also reported that details of her character were not available but a Danjaq rep said “it’s a nice-sized role.”
Arterton, 22 years old, is the first confirmed Bond girl in Bond 22 but the female lead, presumingly a Latina actress, is still expected to be announced within two weeks.
British newcomer Gemma Arterton’s latest film is St. Trinian’s, where she played schoolgirl Kelly, opposite Colin Firth and Rupert Everett. The film, a comedy about the eccentric adventures of a group of unruly girls at a boarding school, is an updated version of a movie franchise from the 1950s and ’60s.
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