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The new James Bond film Spectre may be in the midst of production, but evidently it's not yet done adding to its rather eclectic cast. As we reported a few months ago, the movie is already set to star Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, and Naomie Harris, but now it has been officially announced that the film will feature Mexican actress
As you can see, the James Bond Facebook page announced the casting this afternoon, confirming that Sigman will be playing the role of "Estrella" in the movie. The production also released a rather gorgeous portrait of the actress, as you can see above. Sadly, there aren't currently any further character details available, but for the time being she likely fits safely under the heading of "Bond Girl" - which also happens to be where the mysterious Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux characters are currently stationed. Knowing the franchise, she could wind up playing a number of different roles in the plot, from an easily -seduced source that 007 uses to a spy who has managed to infiltrate the ranks of MI5.
To this point in her career, Stephanie Sigman hasn't had a great deal of experience in English-language productions, and Spectre is far and away her biggest project to date, but she has had key roles in some notable titles. In 2011 she played the lead role in the critically-acclaimed Spanish-language drama Miss Bala, and in 2013 she appeared alongside Avatar's Stephen Lang and The Hunger Games' Wes Bentley in the Norwegian thriller Pioneer. On the small screen she has had an extended part on the crime series The Bridge - though FX cancelled that show last year after its second season. Most recently she has been working on the new series Narcos, which will see Elysium's Wager Moura play notorious gangster and drug kingpin Pablo Escobar
At this point, we don't have a full picture of exactly what the globetrotting adventure in Spectre will entail, though it has Skyfall director Sam Mendes at the helm and the trio of writers John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade writing the script. The story begins as James Bond (Daniel Craig) receives a cryptic message hinting at something from his past, and it's a clue that will wind up taking him on a trip around the world on the search for the movie's titular organization.Due to rewrites, the movie began production a bit later than originally anticipated, and while filming is still on-going, Sony Pictures and MGM still have the project on track to make its way to theaters on November 6th. Stay tuned for more details as they continue to roll in!