Yahoo News says today that while filming began last Friday in the Czech Republic on the next James Bond, a remake of ‘Casino Royale’, they still have not cast the principal villain or a leading lady. After being turned down by Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron just to name a few, clueless producers decided to roll cameras and shoot around the scenes they haven’t yet cast. The one strength they do have is screenwriter Paul Haggis, who won an academy award last year for ‘Million Dollar Baby’ and was nominated again this year for writing and directing ‘Crash’. And Haggis seems unconcerned:
“They’re talking to three to four girls right now. Every week I read there’s a new Bond girl, and I call them and they say, ‘No, you idiot.’ “
Despite a million rumors to the contrary, the leading names these days for an actress seem to be Thandie Newton and Rachel McAdams. And either one of those would be fine. So just hire them, James Bond people. If they say no, throw a ton of money at them until they say yes. You’ve already bankrupted the franchise, you’re already on E, might as well gun it. Trying to follow your casting fuckups is like chasing a greased pig. Just hire McAdams. Shes beautiful and insanely talented. And that’s not opinion. According to the data from the beakers and science-y looking machines in my lab, it’s a fact.