November 13, 2007 04:59:36 GMT
The 32-year-old Latin beauty is reported by a Mexican TV news show to have landed the coveted role for "Bond 22."
If the tidbit proves legit, it could only mean one thing: the next Bond girl has already been found.
MI6.co.uk has heard from a TV news show in Mexico that local star Mayrin Villanueva has secured an acting slot in "Bond 22", of which producers were said to look for a Latina face to be a Bond girl in the movie. Local news coverage cited Villanueva's husband Jorge Poza to even claim that the actress does score the coveted role.
Scouting for the next Bond Girl was learned by the site to have indeed targeted South America with dozens of potential actresses and models whittled down to a handful for final screen testing last week. Villanueva reportedly attended several casting sessions before "producers requested her presence for the film which is currently in pre-production".