|Olga Kurylenko is New Bond Girl, Filming Begins on ‘Bond 22′Production begins today in London on Bond 22, with Daniel Craig reprising the role of Agent 007 and Olga Kurylenko as his leading lady, according to a press release issued today by the film studios.
Previous reports were that Gemma Arterton would be the new Bond girl, but it turns out that she’s actually playing the role of MI6 Agent Fields. It’s Ukranian actress Kurylenko (Hitman) that’s the new Bond girl — the dangerously alluring Camille, who challenges Bond and helps him come to terms with the emotional consequences of Vesper’s betrayal.
French actor Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Munich) will star as the film’s sinister villain Dominic Greene, a leading member of the villainous organization introduced in Casino Royale, who will be a powerful counterpart to Craig’s portrayal of Bond.
Also returning for Bond 22 (the film’s working title) from Royale (the first to star Craig as James Bond) are Judi Dench as M, Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter, and Giancarlo Giannini as Mathis.
MGM and Sony Pictures will share distribution rights worldwide with Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Releasing International distributing the film to theaters worldwide on November 7, 2008. Marc Forster directs the screenplay by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and Paul Haggis. The unit includes Production Designer Dennis Gassner, Director of Photography Roberto Schaefer, Editors Matt Chesse and Rick Pearson, and 2nd Unit Director Dan Bradley.