bill-swift - February 16, 2006
Alright. I think this might actually be real this time. According to Page Six, French actress Eva Green has been cast as Vesper Lind in the newest James Bond film, Casino Royale. So why do I think this time the story is finally true, well, simply put, Eva Green is a nobody. So far, pretty much every actress has turned down the role.
From Angelina Jolie to Scarlett Johansson, almost every "it girl" has been linked to this film at one point or another, but have invariably turned it down because of the "Bond Girl Curse" (that curse being the quick career spiral of death usually experienced by actress after being in a Bond movie). Also, another total no-name actor, Mads Mikklesen of Denmark has been named as Le Chiffre, the baddie of the film. Yeah, I've never heard of him either.
Green, who appeared nude in Bernardo Bertolucci's steamy "The Dreamers," beat out her closest rival, Olivia Wilde, who recently appeared on several episodes of "The O.C." Green, 25, snapped up a role that was reportedly turned down by Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron and Thandie Newton. Sony chiefs greenlighted Green this week after flying her to Prague for a screen test with Craig.
So, maybe this is it, maybe it isn't, I really can't be sure at this point. All I do know is, this movie pretty much stars no one that anyone would be interested in seeing. And don't pretend like anyone knows who Daniel Craig is, cuz they don't. So all the producers really have going for them is the character. One that has become less and less interesting at each outing. Good luck with that guys.
More Eva Green pictures after the jump.