The OSCAR-winning screen star played sexy CIA agent JINX in the movie alongside 007 Pierce Brosnan, and was desperate to portray the character again in a franchise of spin-off action films.
But now the project has been spectacularly cancelled by studio chiefs, much to the disgust of the 37-year-old actress.
An insider says, "Halle is absolutely furious. She thought she was going to become the female James Bond in a series of films.
"Now it's been cancelled with little explanation."