No Olivia Wilde or Freida Pinto in Bond 23
Posted 03.24.10 by Ryan
Despite rumors to the contrary, the next Bond girl won't be Freida Pinto or Olivia Wilde. British newspaper The Mirror claimed that Pinto was in negotiations for Bond 23, the upcoming, untitled sequel to 2008's Quantum of Solace, but representatives of the Slumdog Millionaire actress were quick to deny them to India's NDTV.
I would like to confirm that as of today, Freida Pinto has not been approached to be part of the next Bond film. It is of course very flattering to even be rumored to be part of a Bond film but she has certainly not been approached for the role of the next Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig as yet.
Tron: Legacy's Wilde took to her Twitter account to let fans know that she will not play the reported role of a "double-crossing UN worker based in Afghanistan".
Despite the rumors, I have no plans to do Bond, but the internet may be confused as I am doing Cowboys & Aliens with Daniel Craig. fun!
The next Bond is reportedly taking place in Afghanistan with Sam Mendes directing, though none of those details are confirmed. Financial troubles within rights-holder MGM have created a cloud of rumors around Bond 23, and until MGM's assets are auctioned off, producer Michael G. Wilson admitted earlier this year that details of the movie are "up in the air".