Will Kate Upton or Helen Flanagan Be a Bond Girl in 'Bond 24'?

Helen Flanagan has reportedly already met with casting directors in Los Angeles for the coveted role. Daniel Craig returns as 007 for director Sam Mendes.

Kate Upton is in contention for the Bond Girl role in Bond 24
Kate Upton is in contention for the Bond Girl role in Bond 24
We haven't heard much regarding Bond 24 since Skyfall director Sam Mendes was confirmed to return back in July. Today we have word that the filmmakers are currently seeking the next "Bond girl," with British actress Helen Flanagan (Coronation Street) and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton currently in contention for the role.

Helen Flanagan has reportedly already met with casting directors in Los Angeles about joining the project. Here's what an unidentified source had to say about her meeting.

"They felt she had a unique look, great figure and natural charm on screen."

It isn't known if Kate Upton has met with casting directors or producers yet. Daniel Craig is returning as 007, with Skyfall stars Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny) and Ben Whishaw (Q) reprising their roles.

Sam Mendes is directing from a screenplay by John Logan, although it isn't known when production may begin. There is also a rumor that the sequel may be called Devil May Care, after Sebastian Faulks' 2008 novel that commemorated the 100th anniversary of James Bond creator Ian Fleming's birth.

Spectre comes to theaters November 6th, 2015 and stars Dave Bautista, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris. The film is directed by Sam Mendes.

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Comments (27)

  1. Tomp1210

    Anyone else spot Talulah Riley in Thor? Funny, her and Alice Krige are very bond-movie types IMO. Also Kara Tointon has an interesting look, havn't seen alot of her acting though.

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  2. undeadslayer4

    @writer220 ya agreed or sherlock and the walking dead

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  3. undeadslayer4

    @john-m because that proves that any new actor can scew up an movie even a racist directer like shalamalan

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  4. Writer220

    anyone on Coronation Street are not talented, it's one of the worst series on TV. If she's serious in leaving then go to other decent shows like Doctor Who.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  5. CelluloidDreams

    Not feeling it!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  6. John M

    @undeadslayer4: What? What does that have to do with this article?

    1 year agoby @john-mFlag

  7. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 but, That shouldn't really matter. It's just a Bond girl role.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  8. undeadslayer4

    @john-m well look what happened to the last airbender

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  9. undeadslayer4

    @tomp1210 like they did with cole louise and karen gillian

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  10. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic well they are new to this

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  11. undeadslayer4

    @bawnian-dexeus oh give it chance u havent even seen them yet

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  12. CelluloidDreams

    Not a good choice!!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I'll take Helen.

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  14. ejk1

    @thedude-abides To be honest, it doesn't matter to me. I can see pictures of Upton on the 'net whenever I want. Her getting a role in this film, while good for her career, doesn't mean anything to me, especially if the film is bad (which I doubt it will be). Also, to echo @shuabert and his point of her acting skills, I wouldn't want another Denise Richards situation.

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  15. Sean

    Either of them would be a good choice.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  16. Mka47

    aiming for a World Is Not Enough remake?

    1 year agoby @mka47Flag

  17. Tomp1210

    Was looking at the St. Trinians cast - and Tamsin Egerton and Talulah Riley look interesting for a bond film maybe?

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  18. Tomp1210

    I kind of understand why they looked at Helen - she has that classic femme-fatale sinister look about her, but I can't see her being much more than a receptionist or assistant to a bad guy maybe, but who knows, I havn't really seen her acting (except in I'm A Celebrity lol). Kate Upton is interesting, but hope her capacity in the movie is believable if they choose her, they'll make a good decision anyway.

    1 year agoby @tomp1210Flag


    Please tell me that the helen flanagan part is a joke????
    We are talking a stupid bimbo of a actress from coronation street( uk soap opera), who cant string a proper converstion together, is just a pair of t*ts, not really much to look at either. scared of her own shadow when she did im a celebrity get me out of here. Moaned and cried all the time, and has no talent at all.

    1 year agoby @RUSSHOLLYWOODFlag

  20. kingbrady

    i see they eyeing for a blonde with big breasts

    1 year agoby @kingbradyFlag

  21. John M

    Without question Kate Upton. Who cares if she isn't a gteat actress as the majority of Bond girls weren't. All Kate Upton has to do is be a decent actress, which I think she can be, and look gorgeous, which will not be a problem as she is one of the sexiest women in the world.

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  22. thedude-abides

    I know Upton has @ejk1's vote...

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  23. Josh

    I don't know Helen Flanagan, but....mmm...Kate Upton. Can she act, though? The Craig-era Bond films have given the Bond girls meatier roles, so you can't get away with casting someone like Denise Richards anymore.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag