According to The Sun:
Executive producer BARBARA BROCCOLI is eager for her to join the cast — after earmarking Slumdog director DANNY BOYLE for the top job. A source said: “Freida came to the attention of the Bond team when they were casting Quantum of Solace. “She was too young at the time to have a part as a love interest for a secret agent. But she has blossomed into an incredibly stunning young woman and would look perfect on DANIEL CRAIG’s arm.”
It’s nice to see how the Oscar-winning Slumgdog Millionaire is opening doors for Pinto’s career. She gets to go from the love interest of one to the sexual conquest of another. This just proves to show that in Hollywood, you really can climb ladders and shatter those glass ceilings.