This here is some rumor-mongering, but it’s a fun one. Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto, whose breathtaking beauty made you really understand Dev Patel’s obsession with her, could dance her way into the next James Bond movie. The follow-up to the dark and brooding Quantum of Solace will likely take things in a more upbeat direction now that we’ve seen Bond’s grieving process of angry brutality, although we probably shouldn’t hope for a big Bollywood dance number at the end with Daniel Craig and Judi Dench.
We need to take this with a grain of salt, of course, because the same article says that Danny Boyle is also the favorite to direct the next 007 flick. As fantastic as that might be, it doesn’t quite seem like the kind of thing Boyle would do. It’s hard to imagine such an original and inventive director hopping onto a big insane franchise like Bond. Freida, we can believe – she’s already signed onto Woody Allen’s next project, and she could easily be a Bond girl (although she likely won’t get a name like Pussy Galore or Plenty O’Toole) – but Boyle is probably not going to be part of the package.
Bond goes Bollywood. That’d be a fun concept. Can you imagine Craig bouncing around to Jia ho?