Looks like as well as the never ending "will he or won't he?" with Brosnan, apparently Bond won't be back - Samantha Bond, Moneypenny, that is. She's decided enough's enough for her, and has bowed out of the role. I'd give it to Liz Hurley - (a) face it, she isn't exactly busy, and (b) she does the naughty posh-girl tease-act pretty well (see Bedazzled). Also rear (bad news)... both Keira Knightley and Britney Spears are being considered for roles as Bond Girls. That's awful - neither is Bond Girl material (not to mention if Brosnan comes back, he'd look like a dirty old man next to them). What next? Mrs Beckham (aka Chav Spice)? Jordan? As for PB - apparently the chances of his return have been boosted a bit by him getting support from Sony (the distributors). Sony have apparently told Barbara Broccoli and her husband (who're at loggerheads with PB over his demands for $40m up front + a % of the gross) that either it's Brosnan or a well-known replacement i.e. they aren't happy with the notion of Daniel Craig and favor Clive Owen instead. Hugh Jackman looks to be out of the picture as his monetary demands are in the same range as Brosnan's, and he's hoping for an extended-deal for the Wolverine character in any case.