James Bond has two new Bond girls. British actress Gemma Arterton and Ukrainian model Olga Kurylenko will co-star in the latest instalment of the 007 franchise opposite Daniel Craig, Columbia Pictures announced.
Craig made his début as Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale, which co-starred French actress Eva Green as Vesper Lynd, an enigmatic spy who stole Bond’s heart—and broke it, too.
For Craig’s second appearance, Kurylenko, a model-turned-actress, ‘will play the dangerously alluring Camille, who challenges Bond and helps him come to terms with the emotional consequences of Vesper’s betrayal,’ the studio says.
Kurylenko’s screen credits include Hitman and Paris, je t’aime.
Arterton will portray MI6 agent Fields. She appears in the forthcoming RocknRolla, directed by Guy Ritchie.
Columbia spokesman Steve Elzer had no details on Arterton’s character.
Marc Forster—perhaps the ?rst non-British Commonwealth director to helm an Eon Productions Bond ?lm—is directing. Bond 22—no of?cial name has been announced—is set for release on November 7.—Press Association
Update: Our analysis of the Bond girls in ‘Releasing from Bondage: the Bond girls ?nd feminism’