Jessica Simpson is the latest name on James Bond producers' wish list after both Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie pulled out of a Bond babe role in new 007 adventure Casino Royale.

Theron and Jolie refused Bond bosses, according to IGN FilmForce, and now they're courting newly-single Simpson to play female lead Vesper Lynd in the new film.

Scarlett Johansson has also been linked to star alongside the legendary superspy.

British actor Daniel Craig will take over from Pierce Brosnan to make his Bond debut in the film, which is set to start shooting next year (06).