Contributed by Matthew Williams
We just read Danny Boyle denying his involvement with a slew of upcoming film projects. And now, file his “Slumdog Millionaire” star, Freida Pinto, into the rumor mill as the next Bond girl.
From across the pond, Britain’s The Sun is reporting that Pinto has been invited to a screen test for the next James Bond movie, tentatively titled “Bond 23.” Their source reports, “Freida came to the attention of the Bond team when they were casting ‘Quantum of Solace.’ She was too young at the time to have a part as a love interest for a secret agent.”
But apparently, in just two years, the star has grown up enough and just happened to star in one of the biggest films of the year. Oh, it won Best Picture, too. It comes as no surprise that Bond producers want Pinto in their next spy thriller. Ok, I’m biting.
However, the article continues to run with an already debunked rumor of Danny Boyle helming the next spy thriller. The source continues, “Danny Boyle is favourite to take the helm of the next movie, which would increase Freida’s chances of a starring role.”
You don’t have to tell this Bond fan how cool it would be to have Freida Pinto firing at jumpsuit-wearing cronies in a volcanic, underground lair. And if she’s been of interest to producers for the past two years, then I would say she’s the high contender. But at this point, when it’s as likely as Boyle being the next director, we might want to chalk this up as crazy rumor.
What do you think Bond-philes? Would you like to see Freida Pinto sipping martinis with our favorite spy? Or can we put this dossier away? Share your thoughts below!