Friday, February 17, 2006
Bond Has A Babe: Eva Green
25 year old French actress Eva Green -- seen in Bertolucci's The Dreamers (and I do mean seen) -- is the latest Bond Girl. Jeffrey Wright has also been cast; he'll play CIA agent Felix Leiter. Obviously, even though Casino Royale has been filming since January 29, Green hardly has enough stature to hold the producers hostage for a lot of money as some suggested might happen. All in all, the casting has been resolutely low-key and smart -- hopefully the movie will follow the same pattern. Still, it's a cruel irony that Pierce Brosnan was urging the producers to move the franchise away from hi-tech gadgets and embrace a more realistic, edgy approach (which admittedly was attempted with Timothy Dalton). But he was dumped, only to see the producers apparently do exactly what he suggested...with Daniel Craig.