Date: 29th November 2000
Welsh beauty CATHERINE ZETA JONES is tipped to become the first female 00 secret agent appointed by JAMES BOND film chiefs.
The newlywed ENTRAPMENT star has already done a screentest to play PIERCE BROSNAN's sidekick in the 20th Bond movie, BEYOND THE ICE, which will hit cinema screens in 2002.
A senior executive at Bond producers EON says, "Catherine is feisty, independent and very beautiful - a deadly combination for a glamorous spy. Schedule permitting, she's our girl."
If the wife of MICHAEL DOUGLAS - currently enjoying her honeymoon in the Bahamas - takes the role, she will end the male domination of the 00 ranks after 38 years.
Earlier this year (00), Catherine, 31, was named cinema's top action girl at a Hollywood ceremony. (RGS/WNTMI/PDD)