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Tomb of Qualopec
07-01-08, 18:26
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg293/Harkers007/Olga.jpg

According to trade paper Variety, Ukranian actress Olga Kurylenko has been cast as the female lead girl in Bond 22. No further information has arised so far.

Kurylenko, born in 1979 in Berdyansk, former USSR, recently co-starred in Hitman and with Elijah Wood in a segment for Paris, je t’aime. She began her film career in France in 2005. She received the certificate of excellence award at the 2006 Brooklyn International Film Festival for her performance in L’Annulaire.

So far, it has been reported that Eon Productions was looking for a Latino-style Bond girl. It is not known whether these plans were rejected or whether Kurylenko is going to play a South American character.



Its Strange - she looks like a Young Lara!

Vertigo
07-01-08, 18:30
Bleh! She looks like Michelle Rodriguez, but so much BADDER! I don`t like 007 films and I don`t like Olga.

tlr online
07-01-08, 18:30
Any idea of the story for Bond 22?

Tomb of Qualopec
07-01-08, 18:33
Variety reported that “the Marc Forster-helmed film, loosely based on the Ian Fleming short story “Risico,” finds 007 (Daniel Craig) dispatched to infiltrate a drug ring flooding Britain with heroin.”. Not sure thats much to go on though. :)

ben croft
07-01-08, 18:46
Will Daniel Craing play as James Bond or not, BTW?

Bonez
07-01-08, 18:47
He will do I think.

Though isn't he only contracted for 2 movies? I think hes one of the best Bonds.

touchthesky
07-01-08, 18:48
No offense, but she doesn't "look" like a Bond girl at all.

Yes, Daniel Craig will be Bond in the next movie.

Tomb Raider Master
07-01-08, 18:48
I've read about this today. She ain't a big beauty IMO.

Angel_14
07-01-08, 18:49
Will Daniel Craing play as James Bond or not, BTW?

I hope he won't, Lol! XD

As for the bond girl... She looks better than the last one.

Bonez
07-01-08, 18:50
Nah I prefered the last Bond Girl. Maybe its just the picture, but this girl doesn't impress me much yet.

Tomb of Qualopec
07-01-08, 18:54
Bond 22 Press Release:

Bond 22 Starts Production Today at Pinewood Studios, London

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Producers Michael G. Wilson
and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions Ltd, Sony Pictures Entertainment
and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios announced today the start of principal
photography on the eagerly anticipated 22nd James Bond adventure. Daniel
Craig reprises his role as 007 in the film which is directed by Marc
Forster and follows the success of CASINO ROYALE, the latest and highest
grossing film in the series.

Starring alongside Craig is an impressive international cast led by the
critically acclaimed French actor Mathieu Amalric as the sinister villain,
and the Ukranian actress Olga Kurylenko who plays 007's leading lady.

Returning to Bond 22 (working title) from CASINO ROYALE are Judi Dench
in her role as M, Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter and Giancarlo Giannini as
Mathis. Newcomer to the Bond franchise, Gemma Arterton, will play the role
of MI6 Agent Fields.

Commenting on the announcement, Wilson and Broccoli said, "We are
fortunate to continue in the Bond tradition of attracting the finest
international actors for our starring roles. Mathieu in the role of Dominic
Greene, a leading member of the villainous organization introduced in
CASINO ROYALE, will be a powerful counterpart to Daniel's portrayal of
Bond. Olga Kurylenko will play the dangerously alluring Camille, who
challenges Bond and helps him come to terms with the emotional consequences
of Vesper's betrayal."

MGM and Sony Pictures will share distribution rights worldwide with
Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Releasing International distributing
the film to theaters worldwide on November 7th, 2008. Marc Forster directs
the screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Paul Haggis. The unit
includes Production Designer Dennis Gassner, Director of Photography
Roberto Schaefer, Editors Matt Chesse and Rick Pearson, and 2nd Unit
Director Dan Bradley.

MATHIEU AMALRIC, one of France's leading screen stars, is best known
for his roles as Jean-Dominique Bauby in Julian Schnabel's award-winning
film, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and as the French information
broker, Louis, in Steven Spielberg's Munich. Last year, he was awarded Best
Actor at France's Cesar Awards for his role in the internationally
acclaimed comedy Kings and Queen, directed by Arnaud Desplechin.
Previously, Amalric won the Cesar for Most Promising Actor for his role in
Desplechin's My Sex Life.

Amalric began his career as an actor in 1984, appearing in Otar
Losseliani's Les favoris de la lune, and went on to serve as an assistant
director to Louis Malle on Au Revoir Les Enfants. As an actor, he has since
worked with many leading directors including Andre Techine, Olivier
Assayas, Jean-Claude Biette and the Larrieu Brothers. His latest films
include Desplechin's Un conte de Noel, Claude Miller's Un Secret, Nicolas
Klotz's Heart Beat Detector, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi's Actrices and Vincent
Dieutre's Fragments sur le grace. He also appeared in Sofia Coppola's Marie
Antoinette. Amalric has written and directed a number of films including
Wimbledon Stage and, most recently, the documentary short Let Them Grow Up
Here. This year, he directs Tournee, about American burlesque girls on tour
in France.

OLGA KURYLENKO recently co-starred opposite Timothy Olyphant in Hitman
and opposite Elijah Wood in Paris, je t'aime. She also appeared in starring
roles in Eric Barbier's thriller The Serpent and Diane Bertrand's The Ring
Finger, for which she received the Best Actress award at The Brooklyn
International Film Festival in 2006. She recently had a role in Tyranny,
directed by John Beck Hofman.

On French television, multi-lingual Kurylenko appeared in the
mini-series "Suspectes" and the drama "The Good Luck Charm."

In her career as a top European model, Kurylenko has appeared in
numerous advertising campaigns, including Kenzo, Helena Rubenstein and Just
Cavalli. Her magazine covers include US Glamour, French Elle, Madame Figaro
and Marie Claire.

GEMMA ARTERTON graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA)
and made her film debut with Dame Maggie Smith and David Walliams in
Stephen Poliakoff's Capturing Mary for BBC Films. She currently stars in
the hit British comedy St. Trinian's. Arterton recently made her
professional stage debut as Rosalind in "Love's Labour's Lost" at
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

About EON Productions

EON Productions/Danjaq, LLC, is owned by the Broccoli family and has
produced twenty-one James Bond films since 1962, including Casino Royale
(2006). The James Bond films, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara
Broccoli, make up the longest running franchise in film history and include
the recent blockbuster films GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is
Not Enough, and Die Another Day. EON Productions and Danjaq, LLC, are
affiliate companies and control all worldwide merchandising of the James
Bond franchise.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation
of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's
global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution;
television production and distribution; digital content creation and
distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition
and distribution, operation of studio facilities; development of new
entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of
filmed entertainment in more than 100 countries. Sony Pictures
Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at
http://www.sonypictures.com.

About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries is
actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion
pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music and
licensed merchandise. The company owns the world's largest library of
modern films, comprising around 4,000 titles. Operating units include
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Artists Films Inc., Ventanazul, MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM
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Group (3%). For more information, visit http://www.mgm.com.



For More Information:

Steve Elzer
Senior Vice President, Media Relations
Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group
(310) 244-7142
steve_elzer@spe.sony.com


SOURCE Columbia Pictures

Kiwi..
07-01-08, 18:56
Oh, she doesn't look like the bond-girl type. :s
She looks to sweet, but maybe that's just me. xD

ben croft
07-01-08, 19:00
Oh great! Daniel is so so so so so hot and I think he was great in the last JB movie.

:wve:

Legend 4ever
07-01-08, 19:13
I hope he won't, Lol! XD

As for the bond girl... She looks better than the last one.

He signed for 5 JB movies, so he'll stick around pretty long time.

USP
07-01-08, 19:25
Shes not fly enough

Tomb of Qualopec
07-01-08, 19:28
He signed for 5 JB movies, so he'll stick around pretty long time.

He quashed that rumour, he said he's only contracted for three. :)

Indiana Croft
07-01-08, 19:33
ew. She's not a very appealing bond girl...

Encore
07-01-08, 23:12
She looks better than the last one.

Are you refering to Eva Green? Because Eva Green is gorgeous and has a LOT of charisma, something many better looking actresses lack. I really like her.

http://shadowzone.com.sapo.pt/evavf.jpg

ace_85
07-01-08, 23:15
For all those people who said that Olga isn't much of a looker - are we seeing the same picture?

I know I certainly wouldn't kick her out of bed, put it that way :D

Chiki Mina
07-01-08, 23:21
I haven't seen the new Blonde Bond. Not really interested. I liked Bond with Pierce.

Angel_14
07-01-08, 23:26
Are you refering to Eva Green? Because Eva Green is gorgeous and has a LOT of charisma, something many better looking actresses lack. I really like her.

http://shadowzone.com.sapo.pt/evavf.jpg

She indeed looks pretty on that picture! Most of the pictures I've seen of her from Casino Royal, she didn't look that good.

And Daniel Craig will appear in two more Bond movies? Well... *Quickly puts in Tomorrow never dies into DVD* I'm not watching any Bond movie with Craig in it!

Conway
08-01-08, 01:59
Aside from Craig's remark (http://movies.ign.com/articles/805/805114p1.html) that the next Bond film will take a more comedic film to it, I don't know much about Bond 22. I'm not so keen on this Olga woman, for now.

findme
08-01-08, 02:16
Olga? More like Ogre.

Can't they pick decent bond girls? Evangeline Lilly, Megan Fox, or even Alysia Milano would be great Bond Girls.

SMSL
08-01-08, 03:13
I'm not watching any Bond movie with Craig in it!
That's odd.

He's probably my favourite Bond, just feels so real in character.

star-dust
08-01-08, 03:16
I've read about this today. She ain't a big beauty IMO.

She doesn't look like one there...

But maybe once they doll her up and make her up for the movie she'll look a lot different?

BtoFu
08-01-08, 03:22
For all those people who said that Olga isn't much of a looker - are we seeing the same picture?

I know I certainly wouldn't kick her out of bed, put it that way :D

For real. Plus she can actually act. If you think that's not important in a Bond girl you've clearly forgotten about Denise Richards being cast as a scientist in The World Is Not Enough. 'Give her some glasses and people will think she's smart' err...yeah.

Shark_Blade
08-01-08, 03:32
I think Craig is the best Bond ever and Casino Royale just blew my mind of. Wen I watch it in HD it's really awesome, and he really did put so much effort and work out to fit in this role. I think he's great. :)

I'm not too much fussed about the Bond girls though. Bond always get the girls, anything goes. I'm more concern about the story and actions.

rowanlim
08-01-08, 04:56
Ugh. She doesn't look Bond-girlish enough to me

Earthcane
08-01-08, 07:49
She looks grand.

Fingers crossed for Blofeld and Spectre to make an appearance. :jmp:

Angelus
08-01-08, 08:27
She kind of looks like Summer Glau.

george_croft
08-01-08, 08:40
Even though i'd prefer a more mature-looking bond girl (what's up with the 12 year olds lately?) Olga is simply gorgeous. That pic of her doesn't do her look justice:

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http://i12.************/7yd5t3m.jpg
:wve: