Austin Powers has a new babe: shagadelic Beyoncé Knowles of Destiny's Child
The singer, who made her acting debut earlier this year as the titular temptress in MTV's Carmen: A Hip Hopera, is in advanced negotiations to make her feature film debut as the female lead in New Line Cinema's Austin Powers 3: Goldmember, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Nothing else is known about the character Knowles would play, but you can bet your bippy that her name will be along the "nudge, nudge, wink wink" lines of Heather Graham's Felicity Shagwell.
The third installment of Austin Powers continues the adventures of the swinging '60s superspy and his nemesis, Dr. Evil, both played by Myers. The comedian is said to also be playing the title character of the villainous Goldmember (a play on the James Bond title Goldfinger), as well as Fat Bastard, the obese Scotsman he trotted out in the second film. Last week, Michael Caine signed on to star as Austin Powers' father, a role that Myers was reportedly trying to cast with original 007 Sean Connery. Other 007 casting rumors abound, such as current James Bond Pierce Brosnan playing a parody of his superspy. The London Daily Express reported that Brosnan's character will team up with Powers to save the world from Dr. Evil and Goldmember. Production is scheduled to begin next month for a July 26 release date on the film for New Line Cinema.