American star Elizabeth Banks is reportedly set to play the Bond girl in the next edition of “James Bond” franchise. The Internet is buzzing with rumors that the actress best known for her roles in Power Rangers, The Hunger Games Saga or Pitch Perfect could be cast as the female lead opposite Daniel Craig.
UPDATE 29/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
The Oldest Bond girl ever
If she does sign on board Banks, who is set to turn 47 next year, would technically become the oldest Bond girl in the franchise's history. Honor Blackman, the previous holder of that title, was 39 when she played Goldfinger's Pussy Galore opposite Sean Connery's 33-year-old 007 in 1964.
“The producers have tried to get Elizabeth before, but she has never been available because of other commitments,” a source close to the production said about the actress. “The discussions have been going on for some time and they are working out the contract details now.”
This 'Banks to play Bond Girl' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Wednesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Elizabeth Banks for Bond Girl.
“She’ll be a great Bond girl. Bond girls are always brainy as well as sexy, and that’s totally Elizabeth.”
— Sam Lopez (@slopezPR) October 28, 2020
“She was perfect as Effie Trinket in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’, she will be tremendous portraying the iconic Bond girl role.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 28, 2020
“A 46-year-old Bond girl!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 28, 2020
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