French actress Léa Seydoux has gained a high profile from her 2013 film 'Blue is the Warmest Color', winning awards at the Cannes Film festival for her performance. Slashfilm is reporting that she is the 'top choice' for a role in Bond 24. Which role this would be is still unspecified, same as if she is in negotiations or not for the film.
The Bond girls of the James Bond series have always been of a diverse spectrum, from henchwomen, to fighting by Bond's side. She could be up for a lead role, or a minor one. However given her status after 'Blue is the Warmest Color', she may be being courted for a role with a considerable speaking part in the movie. Her selection for the movie may also depend upon her availability for the role as well.
This rumor is especially intriguing considering Léa Seydoux has recently gained accolades for her acting ability. A role in a James Bond movie may be one way to further her career in film and acting as well, and could move her into a larger spotllight. With Bond 24 not arriving in theaters for over a year, time will tell whether this casting rumor has validity.
Casting is still ongoing for Bond 24, so an announcement is likely to happen sometime later this year. Most likely fall or December is when a partial cast list may be more officially announced for this movie, as well as a description of the leads. Until then, this casting rumor is intriguing, but is possibly not finalized as it may still be very well into negotiations and might not happen.