British newcomer Gemma Arterton has been cast as the new Bond girl for Bond 22 (tentative title), the latest installment of the James Bond franchise, currently filming in London for Columbia Pictures and MGM, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Arterton will play "Fields" in the Marc Forster-directed movie which stars Daniel Craig reprising his role as Agent 007.
On Friday, Eon Prods. in London and Santa Monica-based Danjaq Productions, as well as Arterton's agent, ICM in London, confirmed the casting. Details of her character were not available, but a Danjaq representative said "it's a nice-sized role."
The film will take up where 2006's Casino Royale left off and is scheduled to be released on November 7th.