Rachel Weisz the Next Bond Girl?

13 Jan

Bond fans rejoiced yesterday as news flowed about the revitalized state of the Bond series.  Who knew it would be so soon after hearing that Daniel Craig was returning with Sam Mendes to star and direct in (respectfully) the 23rd installment of the Bond franchise that we’d already get our first rumors of who would be the next Bond girl.  A staple of the Bond franchise is the Bond girl whether it be a big name star or an up and coming actress, it is usually an unforgettable appearance from a beautiful lady matching wits with our favorite 00 in MI6.

Unforgettable is not always a good thing

Following in the footsteps of Eva Green (Casino Royale), Olga Kurylenko, and Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace) may be Rachel Weisz (The Lovely Bones, The Constant Gardener).  According to Starpulse, Weisz is currently in talks with director Sam Mendes to appear in the next untitled James Bond film.  Weisz and Bond star Daniel Craig have been linked romantically since the filming of their upcoming film Dream House, further fueling the speculation that she could be the next Bond co-star.

 
Despite Bond 23 having no official title or no finalized script or synopsis to base judgment of this casting rumor, I think Weisz would be a perfect fit for a Bond girl.  She has all the characteristics needed to fill the role: she’s a very strong and talented actress with a proven filmography, she can match wits with the womanizing spy, and she has screen grabbing beauty. 
 
How do you feel about Rachel Weisz as the next Bond girl?  Is there another actress you’d rather see with Craig on-screen for the next installment?
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4 Responses to “Rachel Weisz the Next Bond Girl?”

  1. Chris Petersen January 13, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    I think she’s a perfect fit for the new style of films. Classically beautiful and strong-willed.

    • Jeremy Petersen January 13, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

      She doesn’t work for me. While I think she is a talented actress, I don’t think I could by her in a Bond girl-type role. I’d make a comment on her appearance, but that might be a bit crass–(cough) EYEBROWS! (cough).

  2. joanne jensen January 17, 2011 at 4:50 am #

    She’d be great. By the way, that’s “respectively.” 🙂

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    […] Bond fans rejoiced yesterday as news flowed about the revitalized state of the Bond series.  Who knew it would be so soon after hearing that Daniel Craig was returning with Sam Mendes to star and direct in (respectfully) the 23rd installment of the Bond franchise that we'd already get our first rumors of who would be the next Bond girl.  A staple of the Bond franchise is the Bond girl whether it be a big name star or an up and coming actress, it … Read More […]

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