According to KDramaStars, Hilary Swank is being lined up for a role in Bond 24, which – if true – would see her overtake the record set by a 39-year-old Honor Blackman in Goldfinger to become the oldest actress to portray a Bond girl. However, we should probably take this with a grain of salt, given the site’s past track record, as well as numerous reports suggesting that Lea Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Color) will appear as the female lead.
Bond 24 is set to go into production next month, with director Sam Mendes reuniting with Skyfall stars Daniel Craig (James Bond), Ralph Fiennes (M), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Naomie Harris (Moneypenny). Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) is rumoured to be attached as the villain’s henchmen, while it’s also been reported that Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained) is set to play 007’s arch-enemey Blofeld.
Bond 24 opens on October 23rd 2015 in the UK and November 6th 2015 in the States.