Naomie Harris Will Play Moneypenny In ‘Bond 23,’ Javier Bardem & Ralph Fiennes Locked In

For the most part, the Daniel Craig-era of Bond has left behind many of the franchise’s most familiar tropes; aside from Judi Dench as MI6 head honcho M, and the CIA agent Felix Leiter played by Jeffrey Wright, it’s a been a fresh start: no Q, no Blofeld, no SPECTRE, no gadgets. It worked out nicely in “Casino Royale,” not so well in “Quantum of Solace,” and now it appears that at least one classic Ian Fleming-created character is going to appear in the latest, Sam Mendes-directed entry in the series, currently known only as “Bond 23.” It’s been rumored for some weeks now that actress Naomie Harris, who came to fame in Danny Boyle‘s “28 Days Later” before going on to “Miami Vice” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and its sequel, was circling a role in Mendes’ film, and the actress confirmed that discussions had taken place. Now, Baz Bamigboye reports that Harris is in the very final stages of talks, and that she’ll be playing a familiar figure: Moneypenny, M’s assistant at MI6, who’s flirted with Bond across twenty separate films.
the film, which will shoot later in the year, hits theaters on November 9th, 2012Collapse ) 


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