Rose Byrne: Bond Girl Vesper Lynd

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bill-swift - January 17, 2006

The Daily Telegraph reports today that Rose Byrne has been cast as the new Bond Girl, Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale. Rumours had Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson, and Sienna Miller all up for the role, as well as probably every other starlet out there, but Rose Byrne (Star Wars Episode II, Troy, Wicker Park) has won.

Or has she lost? As everyone knows, being a Bond Girl is a sure-fire career killer. I hope her agent can take advantage of what publicity this gains for Byrne, since she will have a very limited time to capitalize off the publicity.

Or has she really lost? Sky News, and most other UK sources are saying that Thandie Newton is still up for the part, or maybe it's another Bond Girl part (still, all Australian news sources has it going to Byrne). I don't know what's going on right now, but I'm gonna stick with the Rose Byrne story for now. Mainly because I don't feel like deleting this post.