By on 12 January, 2011

With the announcement of Daniel Craig returning as James Bond, it was only a matter of time before casting rumours for the next Bond girl start to surface. And with that, Rachel Weisz‘s name has been churned out of the mill.

According to Grazia magazine, Weisz is reportedly in talks with director Sam Mendes to star in the new James Bond movie, opposite her rumoured new love interest Daniel Craig.

The ‘Constantine‘ actress was apparently spotted strolling hand-in-hand with Craig over Christmas, and a source the publication:

“Rachel has been speaking with Sam for some time now about appearing in the new Bond film, long before she and Daniel hit it off.”

The publication also reports Weisz is planning to leave her home in New York and move back to her native U.K. with her son, Henry, by former partner Darren Aronofsky. The Hollywood couple ended its eight-year relationship in 2010, announcing news of the split in November after several months of separation.

The insider adds:

“Whatever happens, she intends to move back to London this year. She loves her life in New York but she desperately misses England, and is keen to reconnect with her roots there. But most importantly she wants to be there to support Daniel.

“Rachel and Daniel have become very close and are serious about one another. It seems that being photographed holding hands was their way of showing the world that.”

If these reports are to be believed, wouldn’t it be better for her to play a villainess? Either way, I’m sure she’s had time to think about the much-publicised Bond girl curse, where only a handful of actresses have enjoyed movie successes after playing a Bond girl.

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