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Rachel Weisz Rumored to Be New 'Bond' Girl

January 13, 2011 (6:20 am) GMT
The English actress is said in talks with 'Bond 23' helmer Sam Mendes to star opposite her real-life lover Daniel Craig.
Rachel Weisz

could spend more time together with current dating partner while working as she is mentioned as a possible female lead in "Bond 23". The 40-year-old beauty is reportedly in talks with director Sam Mendes about starring in the upcoming installment of the action movie series.

"Rachel has been speaking with Sam for some time now about appearing in the new Bond film, long before she and Daniel hit it off," says a source to Britain's Grazia magazine as quoted by STAR magazine. Prior to this, Weisz was also said to star in the movie, but instead of being Bond's love interest she was reportedly circling the villainous role of the sadistic Quantum head.

If the rumor turns out to be true, "Bond 23" will not be the first project which features Weisz and Craig together. The couple stars opposite each other in "" which was shot in 2010 and is set to head into theaters across the nation on September 30.

The next "Bond" movie is scheduled to kick off principal photography in late this year for a planned November 9, 2012 release in the U.S. Beside Craig who will be back as the famous 007 agent, is likely to return as MI6 chief "M".

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