Rachel McAdams being considered?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, though “Casino Royale” has officially started filming – they’re still without a villain and a female lead.
Although it isn’t unprecedented for a studio to begin principal photography on a film with two major cast elements unsettled, it is unusual for a project of this budget and scope. However, a source familiar with the Martin Campbell-helmed production said scenes involving James Bond’s love interest don’t begin for more than a month, and the studio still has some breathing room before compromising the film’s schedule.
“They’re talking to three to four girls right now,” “Royale” scribe Paul Haggis said. “Every week I read there’s a new Bond girl, and I call them and they say, No, you idiot.”
At the moment, says the trade, it seems to be between the oft-rumoured Thandie Newton (“Crash”) and rising superstar Rachel McAdams (“The Notebook”).
An insider tells the trade that they’re much closer to signing someone to play the film’s villain than they are on deciding who they want to play the lead Bond girl.