French actress Lea Seydoux has reportedly joined the cast of the upcoming twenty-fourth James Bond film reports The Daily Mail.
The paper says the “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “Inglourious Basterds” and “Blue is the Warmest Color” actress has signed on to play a femme fatale in the new Daniel Craig-led film which begins shooting in six weeks.
The cast is expected to be in place for a script rehearsal scheduled for late November. Before that Seydoux will undergo costume, make-up and camera tests to determine her look for the film.
Rumors have previously indicated that the main ‘Bond girl’ of the film will be British, with the secondary one going to a Scandinavian. It is being suggested on talkback forums that Seydoux has scored the latter role which will likely be changed to a French character.
Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris also star in the film which is due out November next year.