With an opening scene slated to be filmed in Istanbul, Bond 23, the tentatively titled newest entry into the 007 franchise (turning fifty next year), is already exciting enough, but with the latest casting news just out, things may even be more exciting than expected. Little known French beauty Berenice Marlohe, whose only acted in small roles in a couple of films and television shows in France, is probably the next Bond girl to hit the screen. Though she’s unknown, the director Sam Mendes reportedly wants exactly that, a younger but glamorous unknown to compliment Daniel Craig’s James Bond, and Marlohe fits the bill perfectly. Other hot Bond news includes Felix Leiter (played by Jeffrey Wright) leaving the franchise, and possible scenes being filmed in India. The screenplay has already been written by screen writers John Logan (The Aviator), and Bond alumni Robert Wade and Neal Purvis. There’s even a slated release date, though no filming has commenced yet, if all goes well it’ll hit screens November 9th, 2012.