'Slumdog Millionaire' actress Freida Pinto is set to become the next Bond girl--and the role comes with a hefty paycheck.
Pinto has just signed a multi million pound deal to play James Bond's love interest in the 23rd Bond flick, which will be directed by Kate Winslet's now estranged husband Sam Mendes.
A source said: "Sam has been talking about Bond for months now and is so excited about it. The project has been in the pipeline for months and Freida was always the dream Bond girl, but initially she was nervous about accepting it. This is going to be the most ambitious 007 yet. Sam plans to reinvent the genre.
"Peter Morgan, who wrote 'The Queen', has penned the first draft of the script and it promises to be visually stunning."
Actress Olivia Wilde has also been approached to play a double-crossing UN worker based in Afghanistan. Two hotties and Daniel Craig? We're sold!