French actress Bérénice Marlohe has been cast as the female lead opposite Daniel Craig in the much delayed Bond 23 directed by Sam Mendes from a script by John Logan, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade. The movie will see the franchise returning to Istanbul Turkey already used as the location for From Russia With Love & The World is Not Enough. The supporting cast includes, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Ben Wishaw & Judi Dench. Bond 23 is currently in pre-production with filming slated to being this fall, eventually hitting theaters November 9th, 2012. The actress has appeared on TV shows Équipe médicale d'urgence & in a few films titled L'art de séduire & in the James Huth directed Un bonheur n'arrive jamais seul that actually stars probably the sexiest french actress of them all, former Bond Villain Sophie Marceau [The World Is Not Enough]. The intel comes via twitchfilm.