One of (or even both) Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe will follow the likes of Ursula Andress, Teri Hatcher, Halle Berry, Eva Green, Denise Richards, and other femme fatales when they smooch with James Bond next year. People, these are your next Bond girls.
35-year-old Brit Harris will play the role of an unfeasibly hot field agent named “Eve” in Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film. She’ll be joined by Bérénice Marlohe, who landed the gig of “a glamorous, enigmatic character” named Severine. The 31-year-old French actress might be a little-known name – her Wikipedia page extends to three sentences at the time of writing – but it looks like her career may well rocket when Skyfall hits theaters in October 2012.
Both Harris and Merlohe were revealed at a press conference on Thursday. They’ll be starring opposite Daniel Craig, who’s reprising the Bond role for a third time.
And of course, it will all be directed by director Sam Mendes, he of American Beauty and being-married-to-Kate-Winslet fame. Mendes has already stated that Skyfall will “not connect” with the previous two Bond films, Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale.
Here’s a snippet from the official Skyfall press release to whet your appetite:
“Bond’s loyalty to M [Dench] is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As M16 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.”
So, who’s excited for this?