Half-Vietnamese actress Maggie Q is close to starring as the lead in the CW remake of Luc Besson‘s 1990 film La Femme Nikita.

THR says the 30-year-old star will play a beautiful and exotic “new Nikita being trained to replace the original one after she goes rogue.”

This character has historically been portrayed by Caucasians — Anne Parillaud in the 1990 film, followed by Bridget Fonda in 1993’s Point of No Return and Peta Wilson in the 1997 USA Network series. Q will be the first multi-racial female to take on the role.

Q was also recently spotted on February 16, 2010 front row at the Max Azria Fall 2010 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Tent at Bryant Park in New York City.

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