The one thing that almost any James Bond fan will agree has been missing from the recent reboot of the series with Daniel Craig as the British secret agent with a license to kill has been Miss Moneypenny. As the secretary to the M, the head of Britain’s Secret Service, Miss Moneypenny has been the one constant woman in Bond’s life, the two sharing a flirtatious relationship that never, much to Moneypenny’s consternation, never seems to go any further.
But that should change with the next, as yet untitled, Bond adventure. The Daily Mail is reporting that Naomie Harris is currently in discussion to play the part when cameras roll on the new film this fall.
Harris got her start in Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later but is probably best known for her turn as Callisto in the second and third Pirates Of The Caribbean movies. It remains to be seen if director Sam Mendes wants her to play the part in the same flirtatious way that original Moneypenny Lois Maxwell made famous or if the character is going to be taken in a different direction remains to be seen.