Rachel McAdams: Bond Girl Vesper Lynd…?

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bill-swift - February 3, 2006

Um, this whole bond girl search is going to give me an aneurism. I don't understand what the freaking problem is. Oh, wait, maybe it's the fact that all the last James Bond films have sucked so majorly. Or maybe it's the fact that being a Bond Girl is a sure-fire method for career suicide. Maybe it's the fact that no one thinks they cast the right guy to play James Bond. Or maybe it's that the fact that the Bond producers are morons.

Whatever the reason, it seems that the last announcement that Thandie Newton had been cast as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale was, well, full of it. Rumours are now placing Rachel McAdams at the top of the list to play the leading Bond girl, according to The Hollywood Reporter. All I know is, production on the film has already started, and they still don't have a leading lady. That might be something they need, unless they're planning on going in a very different direction this time (read: gay cowboys...)

"They're talking to three to four girls right now," "Royale" scribe Paul Haggis said. "Every week I read there's a new Bond girl, and I call them and they say, No, you idiot."

Daniel Craig was cast as Bond in October, leaving the remainder of the cast a mystery. In recent days, Rachel McAdams and Thandie Newton have emerged as possible Bond girls. An insider said casting of the villain is much further along than that of the female star.

So, no Bond Girl, no villain, but an Oscar-nominated screenwriter. Things are not looking very good for Mr. Bond right now. I think Daniel Craig is about to becomethe next George Lazenby. Who? Exactly.

More Rachel McAdams pictures after the jump.

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