Former Bond girl Eva Green is in talks to play the scheming Artemisia in the 300 sequel, according to industry reports.
The French actress will join Aussie actor Sullivan Stapleton in the follow-up to director Zack Snyder's cult 2006 film.
Noam Murro will direct the sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Stapleton will play Persian king Xerxes in the film.
Green stunned on the big screen as Daniel Craig's 007 lover in 2006's Casino Royale.