The 22-year old beat out 1,500 other women to co-star with Daniel Craig in the movie which is tentatively titled Bond 22. Filming is set to start in January.
After getting the confirmation, Arterton sent an SMS to her mom saying, “I got Bond!”
An insider at the Bond studios Eon Productions said, “She has the modern look.”
UPDATE: After it’s been reported for a good month or so that Gemma Arterton was to be the new Bond Girl, it is now being reported that actress Olga Kurylenko is now the official Bond girl, while the previously widely reported Gemma Arterton will play an M16 agent called Fields.