Friday, March 13, 2009
Freida Pinto is being lined up to star in the next James Bond film.
The 'Slumdog Millionaire' actress has reportedly been invited for a screen test for the next film in the spy series by producer Barbara Broccoli.
Freida, 24, was first noticed when bosses were casting Bond girls for the last film 'Quantum of Solace', in which Daniel Craig plays the suave spy.
A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Freida came to the attention of the 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 she has blossomed into an incredibly stunning young woman and would look perfect on Daniel's arm.
Earlier this month, it was revealed Broccoli is also keen to sign up 'Slumdog Millionaire' director Danny Boyle to helm the next movie.
If Boyle lands the job it is believed he would be keen to reunite with Freida.
The source added: "Danny is favourite to direct the next movie, which would increase Freida's chances of a starring role."
Freida has been offered a number of high profile contracts with fashion houses since starring in the film - which won eight Oscars - and is reported to have signed up to star in Woody Allen's next project.