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The cast of The Golden Compass continues to grow with Eva Green joining up with Kidman.
Eva Green for The Golden Compass
According to Variety, Bond girl Eva Green will star as the queen of witches in The Golden Compass. The film will be New Line's first installment of a potential trilogy based on Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials.
Green, who just wrapped Casino Royale with Daniel Craig, has signed a deal for one film, with an option for two more if the studio completes the trilogy.
Green will play Serafina Pekula, the witch who guides Lyra Belacqua (to be played by newcomer Dakota Blue Richards) on her journey to a parallel universe. Nicole Kidman was just set to play the villain Mrs. Coulter.
Chris Weitz will direct the film based off his adaptation of the novel. Filming is expected to begin in London on September 4th. If all goes to plan, The Golden Compass will enter theatres on November 16th, 2007.
Besides Casino Royale, Eva Green can last be seen in Kingdom of Heaven.