Freida Pinto lands Bond girl role

Freida Pinto has signed up to be Daniel Craig’s next Bond girl, according to a U.K. report.

The actress rose to international stardom in 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire alongside her offscreen lover Dev Patel.

Now Pinto is set to appear in the upcoming 007 movie, which is to be directed by Sam Mendes and will be set in Afghanistan, reports Britain’s Daily Mirror.

Meanwhile, American actress Olivia Wilde is reportedly in talks to star as the second Bond girl in the 23rd outing of the spy franchise.

A source tells the publication, "Sam (Mendes) has been talking about Bond for months now and is so excited about it. The project has been in the pipeline for months and Freida was always the dream Bond girl, but initially she was nervous about accepting it.

"This is going to be the most ambitious 007 yet. Sam plans to reinvent the genre. Peter Morgan, who wrote The Queen, has penned the first draft of the script and it promises to be visually stunning.

"It will be a typically glamorous and raunchy role and Dev has been joking to friends he is cool with seeing Freida rolling around with 007."

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