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Gemma Arterton cast as new "Bond girl"

British newcomer Gemma Arterton has been cast as the "Bond girl" for the latest installment of the 007 franchise, currently shooting in London, the film's producer said.
Reuters | By HT Correspondent, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2008 02:23 PM IST

British newcomer Gemma Arterton has been cast as the "Bond girl" for the latest installment of the 007 franchise, currently shooting in London, the film's producer said.

The movie, which has the working title of Bond 22, marks Daniel Craig's second turn as James Bond. Swiss-raised filmmaker Marc Forster (The Kite Runner) is directing the Columbia Pictures/MGM production.

Details of Arterton's character, known as Fields, were not available, but a representative for the film's Los Angeles-based producer, Danjaq Prods., said "it's a nice-sized role."

Talk of Arterton's casting had been swirling around the blogosphere and in British tabloids since mid-December. Arterton plays a schoolgirl in the comedy "St. Trinian's," which was recently released in Britain.

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