Bond Girl Joins New Spy Thriller
Former Bond Girl Stana Katic (the compromised Canadian secret service agent from the end of Quantum of Solace) has joined the cast of that new Richard Gere/Topher Grace spy thriller we heard about a little while ago, The Double. Gere plays a Cold War CIA operative called out of retirement to help Grace, a young FBI agent, track a Russian assassin. Reuters (via Dark Horizons) reports that Katic will play "a feisty Russian prostitute who fiercely protects key information." Odette Yustman (Cloverfield) has also been cast, as Grace's wife. A blink-and-you'll-miss-her Bond Girl, Katic is probably better known for starring as Detective Kate Beckett opposite Nathan Fillion on ABC's entertaining mystery series Castle. The Double marks the directing debut of screenwriter Michael Brandt, who co-wrote the script with his regular partner Derek Haas. Regular readers will be aware that Brandt and Haas are no strangers to the spy genre; the pair have contributed to such anxiously awaited in-development spy fare as Matt Helm and Robert Ludlum's The Matarese Circle.