Earlier today we reported the news that Naomie Harris was in final negotiations to play the fabled James Bond foil Miss Moneypenny in next year's Bond 23 film, starring Daniel Craig as 007.
That report came from The Daily Mail, which also said that Harris would appear alongside Craig, "Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes and Judi Dench when filming begins later this year." Up to now, the appearance of Fiennes and Bardem -- the latter possibly as a villain -- had been the stuff of rumor. Now, however, if The Daily Mail is to be believed, the castings are one step removed from rumor.
We'll keep you posted.
The Sam Mendes directed, as-yet-untitled Bond film is set to be released on Nov. 9, 2012.