BOND 23 to Shoot Opening Scenes in Istanbul; Berenice Marlohe Rumored to Play Bond Girl

     September 29, 2011

Production on James Bond 23 (tentative title) continues to ramp up with the film’s release date slightly over a year away.  The new film has its villain (Javier Bardem), mysterious figure (Ralph Fiennes), and Miss Moneypenny (Naomie Harris).  It now also has the location for where director Sam Mendes will shot the film’s opening scenes. reports that producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli met with officials in Istanbul (not Constantinople), Turkey to finalize plans to shoot in the city.  Istanbul (not Constantinople) has played host to the Bond films before with From Russia with Love and The World Is Not Enough, although it’s unknown whether the city will serve as itself or as a substitute for another locale.  MI6-HQ also reports that the production is currently casting for a Turkish actress to play villain’s girlfriend.  Principal photography begins in November.

Hit the jump for a new rumor surrounding who will play Bond’s next gal.  The 23rd James Bond film is set for November 9, 2012.

Twitch reports that young French actress Berenice Marlohe has nabbed the role of the new Bond Girl.  Playing a Bond Girl (or Bond Villain-Girls) can seriously boost the career of a young actress (Famke Janssen, Eva Green) or the actress can become just another name that’s ranked on the inevitable “Bond Girl” list that comes out before every new James Bond movie.  I don’t know where Ms. Marlohe will land because I haven’t seen any of her movies.  However, her next film, Un bonheur n’arrive jamais seul stars former Bond Villain-Girl Sophie Marceau (The World Is Not Enough).

With filming set to commence in a little over a month, we should expect a confirmation on all major casting very soon.


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  • Katie Hart

    I wish they would film in Armenia. Hollywood should make more movies there. It’s right next to Turkey.

  • Rourke

    I’d like to see Kurt Angle and Gary Daniels as villains in this film. There would be amazing fight scenes between each of them with Daniel Craig.

  • Sandra

    I hope they film in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas and include several American actors.

  • Clark Griswold

    Why do you freaks post EXACTLY the same thing about American locations and shitty C-list villain casting calls every time there’s an article on here about the new Bond film?

    • ccraw13

      ^^^ YES!

      • Clark Griswold

        It gets weirder still…go to Latinoreview and click on the Bond article there. The first three posts are the same shit AGAIN. So not only is this same nutter reposting the same useless comments over and over, he’s doing it on multiple websites too.

  • Stuart

    i thought Bond was an ‘international’ secret agent, not someone working for the CIA, so its right the shoots are international. You Americans got the Bourne movies for that.

  • ShinobiJedi

    I don’t care about the villain, the bond girl, or moneypenny. I WANT Q BACK!

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  • Julian Boyce

    Daniel Craig is best Bond ever and Istanbul is always an exciting backdrop for a Bond action ‘moment’.
    Check out Beren Saat (Google images) as the most beautiful Turkish actress to play the lady villain – I hope to God they choose her :))