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‘Spectre’ Magazine Photos with New Bond Girl Lea Seydoux

‘Spectre’ Magazine Photos with New Bond Girl Lea Seydoux

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.

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‘Spectre’ Set Photos: James Bond Cast Arrives in Austria

‘Spectre’ Set Photos: James Bond Cast Arrives in Austria

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.

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Lea Seydoux Joins ‘Bond 24’ in Femme Fatale Role

Lea Seydoux Joins ‘Bond 24’ in Femme Fatale Role

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.

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Is Lea Seydoux Playing M16 Agent Miranda Frost in ‘Bond 24’?

Is Lea Seydoux Playing M16 Agent Miranda Frost in ‘Bond 24’?

Now that Bond 24 is back on track, and will start shooting in December, following a short delay due to script issues, the focus has returned to casting this action-packed sequel. A new report claims that Léa Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Color) is the top choice for the female lead, opposite Daniel Craig as 007.

This version of Miranda Frost is said to be much different than Rosamund Pike's incarnation, but it still isn't clear if this is the role that Léa Seydoux is being pursued for. In Die Another Day, Miranda Frost was a duplicitous MI6 agent whose true allegiance was to the villainous Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens).

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ International Poster

‘Beauty and the Beast’ International Poster

French filmmaker Christophe Gans (Silent Hill, Brotherhood of the Wolf) returns with an adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, his first film in nearly eight years. Today, we have an international poster featuring Léa Seydoux and Vincent Cassel as the title characters, plus another photo from this romantic thriller. A domestic release date has not been announced yet, but the film debuts in France on February 12, 2014. Take a look at these images, and stay tuned for the first trailer which may be right around the corner.

1720. After the wreck of his ships, a financially-ruined merchant exiles himself in the countryside with his six children. Among them is Beauty, his youngest daughter, a joyful girl full of grace. One day, during an arduous journey, the merchant stumbles across the magical domain of the Beast, who sentences him to death for stealing a rose.

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Lands Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux

Actors Vincent Cassel (A Dangerous Method) and Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol) have signed on to star in Beauty and the Beast, a live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale from director Christophe Gans.

Richard Grandpierre is producing Beauty and the Beast, which is scheduled to begin production in October. French companies Eskwad and Pathe are backing the project financially.

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Third ‘Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’ Clip

Paramount Pictures has launched the third clip from director Brad Bird's upcoming franchise reboot Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, which returns Tom Cruise to the role of super spy Ethan Hunt. Here, Paula Patton and Léa Seydoux get into a tussle. To check out this thrilling babe brawl, click on the clip below.

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol was released December 21st, 2011.

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Lea Seydoux Replacing Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in ‘Midnight in Paris’?

The actress was hired to re-shoot France's First Lady's scenes as a precaution.