could soon join the ranks of Halle Berry
, Ursula Andress
and Honor Blackman
as the new Bond girl
- the Slumdog Millionaire
star has reportedly been invited to audition for the next 007 movie.
Casting directors considered the Indian actress for 2008's Quantum of Solace
- but picked Ukrainian model Olga Kurylenko
after deciding Pinto was too young for the role, reports Britain's The Sun
, now executive producer Barbara Broccoli is said to be hoping to convince Pinto to screen test for the next super-spy installment.
A source tells the publication, "Freida came to the attention of the Bond team when they were casting Quantum Of Solace. She was too young at the time to play a love interest for a secret agent. But she is ready now. She has blossomed into an incredibly stunning young woman and would look perfect on Daniel Craig
Filmmaker Danny Boyle
, who directed Pinto in Slumdog Millionaire, announced earlier this month he would not direct the next secret agent blockbuster - despite being a huge fan of the franchise.
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