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Bérénice Marlohe Confirmed for 'Bond 23' as Two More Join the Cast

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October 7, 2011
Source: The Daily Mail

James Bond / Bérénice Marlohe

While we don't have a title (possibly Skyfall?) or a confirmed synopsis for the next Bond film, it looks like we have a new Bond girl. The Daily Mail confirms earlier rumors that French actress Bérénice Marlohe has been picked by Sam Mendes to become one of the iconic vixens in the spy franchise. You won't have to go too far down the page on a Google Image search to see why she'll make a perfect Bond girl, following in the recent footsteps of Eva Green and Olga Kurylenko. This will mark Marlohe's English-language film debut, but she's not the only new addition to the anticipated next installment in the Bond franchise.

According to the source, Brits Helen McCrory (who played Narcissa Malfoy in the later installments of the Harry Potter franchise) and Ben Whishaw (I'm Not There and the upcoming adaptation of Cloud Atlas) have joined the cast in still unnamed roles. They join Daniel Craig reprising his role as Agent 007 along with returning cast members Judi Dench and Rory Kinnear. New to the cast are Javier Bardem as Bond's nemesis and Ralph Fiennes in some top secret role. Naomi Harris also shows up as the infamous, rotating Miss Moneypenny role a.k.a. the first woman we see James attempt to sleep with before he sleeps with the Bond girl. The tentatively titled Bond 23 hits theaters November 9, 2012, but there's likely more to come, so stay tuned.

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  • Sartain
    I’d like to see Kurt Angle and Gary Daniels as villains in this film. There would be amazing fight scenes between each of them with Daniel Craig. I am waiting for a good hand-to-hand fight for Bond, not those brief fights he kept getting. There could be a fight sequence where Kurt Angle overhead belly to belly suplexes Daniel Craig through a glass wall and later executes the Angle Slam on him as well but Daniel Craig manages to beat him after a long, hard fight. Can't wait for Bond 23! Oh, it's real! It's damn real!
    • The_Kid89
      No.
  • Katie Hart
    I hope they film in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas and include several American actors.
    • Anonymous
      Yeah right. Britain's greatest hero/franchise filled with Americans. Blasphemy. That's like Batman with...
  • http://cinemanostalgia.net/ Cinema Nostalgia
    I believe they already stated some of the filming will take place in Istanbul ...which I think is a great choice. As far as American cities, how about NYC and DC?
  • indyjack
    bond never slept with moneypenny..... just saying.
    • JL
      Yeah, I always had the impression that she was there because she's the one girl Bond can't sleep with.  Adds a certain dynamic to Bond's relationships.  He's usually cold and professional only, but with her, there is this playful flirting that never goes beyond that, but you can tell they have affection for one another.  That's why she's the one that persistently comes back from movie to movie.  If he banged Moneypenny, then there would be no more sexual tension, and they wouldn't really have any relationship.  She'd be just another Bond girl.
      • http://www.facebook.com/jamesmichaelwallace James Wallace
        I could have sworn Bond slept with Moneypenny at some point in one of the Brosnan films but, after going back and checking, I found that I was wrong. Good catch. My mistake. 
    • http://www.facebook.com/jamesmichaelwallace James Wallace
      I could have sworn Bond slept with Moneypenny at some point in one of the Brosnan films but, after going back and checking, I found that I was wrong. Good catch. My mistake.
  • Lagoya
    I'm longing for the day when Daniel Craig is no longer James Bond.
    • JL
      Why?
    • Anonymous
      Craig is a great Bond. Unfortunately they updated a dated chauvinistic cold-war super-spy to post-PC post cold-war mma/parkour-soldier. I swear to god it's just Jack Ryan with a British accent. Or Jason Bourne that gets p**y.
  • Drejhead
    Kind of weird that you refer to Eva Green by name but Olga Kurylenko only by her character name, Camille Montes. Nobody's really following in her characters footsteps here.
    • Anonymous
      Nice catch. Wonder who Camille Montes was and who could ever forget Olga.
      • http://www.facebook.com/jamesmichaelwallace James Wallace
        To be honest, that was not intentional and was a copy and paste error on my part. Good catch. Thanks. I've updated the article. 
  • darkscorpion
    Pick any actors, change the bond girl as many timesa as you want. But if you don't have the Vanquish S, its no longer a bond movie....
    • Anonymous
      Gerard Depardieu as Bond, Rosanne Bar and Justin Beiber as Bond Girls, Wayne Brady as the villain with Randy Travis as his hencman "Elrond"... and a 2013 Vanquish S.
      • karl
        You forgot kim kardashian as "M" and Charlie Sheen as a fu*kd up "Q"

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