A post on the movie’s official Twitter account confirmed the model-turned-actress is set to star in the 24th James Bond film, stating: ”We are pleased to announced that @SigmanStephanie has joined the cast of #Spectre as Estrella. (sic)”
Daniel Craig is set to return as Bond for the fourth time, while Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes and Rory Kinnear will reprise their roles from the previous installment, Skyfall. Sam Mendes is at the helm as director and Andrew Scott, Christoph Waltz and Dave Bautista are new additions to the cast.
However, filming hasn’t got off to a great start with some of the cast and crew suffering injuries on set. Most recently, Daniel sprained his knee while shooting a fight scene in London. The injury meant the shooting schedule had to be changed in order to accommodate his recovery, which was concerning for bosses.
A source at the time said: ”Daniel’s injury is a real concern. Missed deadlines are a nightmare in the film world as it pushes everything back. Then not all the iconic locations can be rebooked easily or quickly. In two weeks filming is due to switch to Rome and bosses fear Daniel’s recovery may mean they have to plan around their main star. It’s certainly not ideal.”
The film follows Bond on the trail of a global terrorist organization: Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion (SPECTRE), as he tries to uncover the truth behind the dangerous organization.
Spectre is due to open in U.S. cinemas on November 6, 2015.