The name’s Harris. Naomie Harris.
With the next James Bond film, for now titled “Bond 23,” getting its pre-production wheels in motion, word is breaking that Harris, the actress best known for her roles in the second two “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, is leading the field of hopefuls vying for the much coveted Bond Girl role.
Entertainment Weekly late Monday confirmed an earlier report from the British tabloid News of the World that Harris is in contention for the part, receiving word from an Eon Productions spokesperson that she has met with producers about taking on the role.
If Harris does nail down the part, she’ll take over as the lady co-lead for reigning James Bond Daniel Craig, who was joined by Olga Kurylenko in 2008’s “Quantum of Solace” and “Eva Green” in his first Bond film, 2006’s hit “Casino Royale.”
Already, rumor has it that Javier Bardem has been offered the part of one of the villains in the film.
Meanwhile, Craig’s next immediate onscreen lady will be Olivia Wilde in next month’s “Cowboys and Aliens.” And after that, he’ll appear on screen with girlfriend Rachel Weisz in “Dream House.”