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.