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.
Léa Seydoux most recently starred in the critically-acclaimed Blue Is the Warmest Color, Beauty and the Beast and The Grand Budapest Hotel. She also starred in Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and Inglourious Basterds.