If reports are to be believed, Penelope Cruz could be the latest — and oldest — woman to play a Bond girl in the James Bond film franchise. The actress will reportedly start filming the movie in summer 2014, the same year she turns 40.
“The producers have tried to get Penelope before, but she has never been available because of other commitments. The discussions have been going on for some time and they are working out the contract details now,” a source tells Yahoo! Movies UK of the pregnant actress. “She got back into shape fast after the first baby and will no doubt regain her figure quickly this time. She’ll be a great Bond girl. Bond girls are always brainy as well as sexy, and that’s totally Penelope.”
Cruz will take the title of oldest Bond girl from Honor Blackman, who played “Goldfinger’s” Pussy Galore when she was 39. She similarly will be the first Spanish Bond girl in the franchise’s history. Interestingly, Cruz’ husband Javier Bardem played the villain Silva in 2012’s “Skyfall.”
It was recently revealed that “Skyfall’s” director Sam Mendes is expected to helm the next two “Bond ” movies. The first, dubbed “Bond 24,” will likely hit theaters within the next three years. A script is currently being developed.