With production now set to begin this December, Eon Productions has reportedly approached Grammy-winning pop star Rihanna for a cameo appearance in Bond 24.

Here's what an unidentified source told British tabloid The Sunday Mirror, claiming that the Barbados native is a huge fan of the James Bond franchise.

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"Rihanna is a big fan of the Bond films and has always loved the idea of appearing in one. She didn't even need to think about it, she knows she wants to do it. She's really excited."

Rihanna made her feature film debut in the 2012 action-adventure Battleship. She also played herself in last year's comedy hit This Is the End and appeared in the documentaries Katy Perry: Part of Me and Bettie Page Reveals All. The actress-singer also lends her voice to DreamWorks Animation's Home, in theaters next March.

It's possible that Eon Productions may also want Rihanna to sing the theme song for Bond 24, along with the cameo role. The last actress/singer to pull double duty by both singing the theme song and appearing in a James Bond film was Madonna in 2002's Die Another Day, which marked Pierce Brosnan's last stint as 007.

The 007 producers have always gone after top-notch talent to perform James Bond theme songs. Adele took home both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the title song Skyfall.