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Freida Pinto is the next Bond girl

The name is Pinto, Freida Pinto. Yes, it's official, the 24-year-old will be seen alongside Daniel Craig in the upcoming 007 movie. The next leg will be set in Afghanistan and is to be directed by Sam Mendes.

india Updated: Mar 22, 2010 16:43 IST

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto has been roped in to play the next Bond girl and her boyfriend Dev Patel is cool with seeing her "rolling around" with the super spy, says a report.

The 24-year-old actress will be seen alongside Daniel Craig in the upcoming 007 movie, which is to be directed by Sam Mendes. It will be set in Afghanistan, contactmusic.com reported.

"It will be a typically glamorous and raunchy role and Dev (Patel) has been joking to friends he is cool with seeing Freida rolling around with 007," said a source.

Meanwhile, American actress Olivia Wilde is reportedly in talks to star as the second Bond girl in the 23rd outing of the spy franchise.

"Sam (Mendes) has been talking about Bond for months now and is so excited about it. The project has been in the pipeline for months and Freida was always the dream Bond girl, but initially she was nervous about accepting it," said a source.

"This is going to be the most ambitious 007 yet. Sam plans to reinvent the genre. Peter Morgan, who wrote The Queen, has penned the first draft of the script and it promises to be visually stunning."