British actress Gemma Arterton has been cast as the new Bond girl, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The film's production companies, Columbia Pictures and MGM, said late last week that up-and-comer Arterton will appear in the Marc Forster-directed movie, which has the working title of "Bond 22" and stars Daniel Craig as Agent 007.
On Friday, Eon Prods. in London and Santa Monica-based Danjaq Prods., as well as Arterton's agent, ICM in London, confirmed the casting for the Hollywood Reporter.
The 21-year-old joins a cast that includes Craig, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Mathieu Amalric, Jeffrey Wright and Jesper Christensen.
The latest film, which will take up where "Casino Royale" left off, is set for release Nov. 7, the Hollywood Reporter says.