Earlier this month, we reported that 20th Century Fox is testing actresses for the female lead in Gambit, with Léa Seydoux (Spectre), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation) and Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) all competing for the coveted role of Belladonna (Bella) Boudreaux in this X-Men spinoff. Today, Deadline reports that the part was offered to Léa Seydoux. It was also revealed that Rebecca Ferguson had to drop out of contention after she landed the lead role in The Girl on the Train.
In the original comic books, Belladonna Boudreaux was the daughter of the New Orleans Assassins' Guild leader, who fell in love with Remy LeBeau (Channing Tatum). LeBeau was a member of the Thieves Guild, and was set up with an arranged marriage to Bella to unite both guilds, but Remy was forced to flee to New Orleans. Bella went on to receive her own super powers, producing blasts of plasma. It isn't known how faithful this superhero movie will be to the source material.Read More
We've seen the pictures, now we really get to see them in action. Yes, there are four new Bond Girls, and two of them are highlighted in the last sneak preview from the set of the latest 007 adventure. Will you be able to handle the hotness when Daniel Craig returns to reprise the iconic secret agent this fall? Or will the new stars of Spectre simply be too much for you to handle?
While Bond is thrust forward on this new mission, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, is back in London questioning the recent actions of 007. He challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond goes deep undercover to enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, who may hold the clue to untangling the web of Spectre. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. We get to see and learn more about both of these powerful woman in this latest sneak peek.Read More
While Léa Seydoux isn't exactly a household name just yet, she soon will be after taking on the role of new Bond Girl Dr. Madeleine Swann in the 24th 007 adventure Spectre. The French actress graces the cover of Loaded Magazine, where she also posed for a new Spectre photo shoot. The publication goes onto call her the smartest, sexiest, Frenchiest Bond girl ever!
Léa Seydoux is known for her critically praised performance in Blue Is the Warmest Color. She also appeared in 2011's Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. Now, she will play a doctor opposite Daniel Craig's James Bond. No further details about her character have been revealed at this time. But it sounds like she's more of a lover than a fighter...But which side of good or bad she falls on has yet to be determined.Read More
On Monday, the official Twitter account for the upcoming James Bond adventure Spectre revealed that production has resumed following a brief holiday hiatus, by posting a photo from the set that showcased a snowy environment. We had speculated that this photo was taken from Lake Altaussee in Austria, one of the previously-confirmed locations that Spectre is filming in. Now we have five new photos with cast members Daniel Craig (James Bond), Dave Bautista (Hinx) and Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), which confirm that shooting is taking place at the Austrian ski resort Solden.
The official website for Solden confirms that filming will take place between January 7 and January 13, with the production returning to the resort from February 9 through February 17. The production will utilize a cable car, restaurant, a glacier road and tunnel during the Solden portion of Spectre's shoot. Naturally, no story details were uncovered as to why this snowy location is being use. The plot centers on Bond receiving a cryptic message from his past that leads him on a quest to reveal the sinister truth behind the Spectre organization. The production will also shoot at Pinewood Studios in London, and on location in Rome, Mexico City, Morocco and other Austrian locations such as Obertilliach and Lake Altaussee.Read More
French actress Léa Seydoux has signed on to play a femme fatale in Bond 24, according to a new report from The Daily Mail. The actress is reportedly set to meet co-stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw for a script rehearsal in late November, with production scheduled to begin in six weeks. Before the rehearsal, the actress will meet with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson for a series of camera, costume and makeup tests to determine her look for the movie.
We reported in August that Léa Seydoux was being eyed by director Sam Mendes to play Miranda Frost, a character played by Rosamund Pike in the 2002 adventure Die Another Day, which was Pierce Brosnan's last turn as 007. It hasn't been confirmed if the actress is, in fact, playing Miranda Frost or not. It is also unclear if this is the role that singer/actress Rihanna was reportedly wanted for last month.Read More