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.


Anonymous said...

That works for me.

Anonymous said...

A solid choice, evne if she seems too smart somehow for a Bond girl (or am I reading too much into her sultry stare).

Anonymous said...

She'll look fine leaning up against a bacarrat table. But given her childish role in The Dreamers, don't expect to be a woman -- just a silly girl.