James Bond producers are still looking for a new Bond girl even though latest 007 adventure, Casino Royale, has already started shooting in Prague, Czech Republic.

Pre-production on the film started last week (27JAN05) without two key ingredients - a leading lady and a villain.

Crash writer/director Paul Haggis, who is writing the script for actor Daniel Craig's first outing as superspy Bond, let slip about the lack of a Bond girl during a recent Hollywood Reporter interview.

He says, "They're talking to three to four girls right now. Every week I read that there's a new Bond girl, and I call them (the film-makers) and they say, 'No, you idiot.'"

Haggis' announcement comes weeks after former Miss Italy Caterina Murino lost out on the chance to play 007's latest love interest. She'll play a smaller role in the new film.

Angelina Jolie, Rachel McAdams and Thandie Newton have all been considered for the role of sexy Vesper Lynd in the new Bond movie.