August 09, 2014 02:52:30 GMT
The 'Blue is the Warmest Color' actress is said to be frontrunner to star opposite Daniel Craig in the 24th Bond film.
Lea Seydoux may get the honor to be the new Bond girl. Reports swirl around the web that the French actress, who won Palme d'Or prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival for her role in the critically-acclaimed "Blue Is the Warmest Color", is wanted to star alongside Daniel Craig in "Bond 24".
Schmoes Know first reported the story of Seydoux's possible casting, claiming the scoop "came in from a very trusted source on the project." The site, however, noted that the role that the 29-year-old beauty might take was unclear and nothing was set in stone.
Last summer, Penelope Cruz was rumored being offered the coveted role of the Bond girl. Later, British actress Helen Flanagan and Sport Illustrated Swimsuit model Kate Upton were named contenders for the part as well.
The upcoming installment of the spy action movie franchise which is still untitled has Sam Mendes on board as director. Daniel Craig returns as Agent 007, Ben Whishaw reprises his role as Q, and Ralph Fiennes is back as M.
Production, which was expected to begin in late this year, is pushed back due to script issues. The movie is scheduled for November 6, 2015 release Stateside.
Seydoux has appeared in major Hollywood films including "Inglourious Basterds" (2009), "Robin Hood" (2010), "Midnight in Paris" (2011) and "Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol" (2011).