For several days CommanderBond.Net has exclusively followed the ever growing confusion over the character Rosamund Pike will play in Bond 20. And while Yarborough's report on the official site still says that Pike will play Gala Brand it seems that the name has been changed.
It now seems definite that the characters name has been changed from Gala Brand to Miranda Frost. The name first came to our attention when The Hollywood Reporter used it in an article describing Pike and made no mention of Gala Brand. And to confirm the name change Pike confirmed Miranda Frost was her characters name in an interview that appeared on Reuters.
As both a Bond fan and a Fleming fan I find the change disappointing. In the 40th Anniversary of the cinematic James Bond such a direct reference to unused Fleming material would only add to the fans enjoyment of it. In the end I believe the reason behind the change is the important thing, something I hope will be revealed in the future.
Finally, a big thanks to Stuart from Dr. Shatterhand's Botanical Garden for sending the news into us!