Olivia Wilde and Freida Pinto Deny Bond Girl Rumors

After weeks of perplexingly accurate leaks about the actors who would be Captain America, I'd almost forgotten how fun it is to deal with a casting rumor invented by a British tabloid! Today's fun bit of prevarication is that Slumdog Millionaire's Freida Pinto and House star Olivia Wilde be joining the next James Bond film as Bond's arm candy, an idea advanced as fact by the British Mirror. Actresses, what do you have to say in response?

"I would like to confirm that as of today, Freida Pinto has not been approached to be part of the next Bond film," Pinto's rep quickly replied.

The Wilde rumor had longer legs, perhaps encouraged by the fact that Wilde was once up for the role that went to Eva Green in Casino Royale. However, the actress took to Twitter to deny her involvement: "Despite the rumors, I have no plans to do Bond," Wilde wrote, "but the internet may be confused as I am doing Cowboys & Aliens with Daniel Craig. fun!"

Ah yes: a reminder that Daniel Craig is actually shooting a different movie next and that the next Bond film is still a little ways away. How many more months will we need to get "Megan Fox as Bond Girl?" headlines everywhere, I wonder? Internet, start now!

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto lands lead in new James Bond film, to be directed by Sam Mendes [Mirror]


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