Eva Green is said to be in talks to take the female lead in the prequel to action movie 300.
The former Bond girl has entered negotiations to play the title role in the film, which has the working title of 300: The Battle Of Artemisia, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The epic follow-up to the 2006 film starring Gerard Butler apparently sees the Persian king-turned-god Xerxes lead an army against Greek forces.
A male lead hasn't been found for the movie, but French star Eva would play a ruthless goddess who persuades Xerxes to gather his army and helps them go into battle.
Production is expected to start in the first quarter of 2012.