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The 39-year-old Oscar winner reportedly beat two Swedish actresses to be the next Bond girl, Daily Star reported.
While the plot is yet to be revealed, director Sam Mendes could be helming the project.
According to French reports, Chiwetel Ejiofor, 36, could play the Bond baddie in the new film. (Ani) »
- Amith Ostwal
The name's Cruz. Penélope Cruz. But is the gorgeous girl going to be the next Bond girl? Rumors are, once again, running rampant that the Oscar winner will portray the love interest to Daniel Craig's superspy in the next installment of the 007 franchise, simply known as Bond 24 right now. The casting speculation surfaced after a document was reportedly leaked by Sony Pictures, which apparently lists Cruz as a castmember in the upcoming flick. However, when E! News reached out for a comment, we were simply told, "Studio doesn't comment on rumors." This isn't the first time Cruz's name has come up in connection with Bond 24. Last summer, there were rumors »
Apparently, last summer there was talk about Penelope Cruz taking a role in Sam Mendes’ follow up to Skyfall. This week in things we hope are true, a French magazine has found proof(?) that the actress will be in the movie. Sony put her name alongside Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, and Naomie Harris on a release update that included Bond 24. It’s possible that it was an administrative error, but if it wasn’t, how mother-effing great is that news?
Given the franchise’s grittier, more character-driven take since Casino Royale and its ability to attract a well-respected director like Mendes, it’s no surprise that they are finding higher caliber actresses willing to play Bond girls. And no offense, Denise Richards, but Academy Award winner Cruz is a major upgrade. She has done her best work in smaller films, working with directors like Ridley Scott, Woody Allen, and her old friend Pedro Almodovar. »
- Mily Dunbar
Remember back in June when Penelope Cruz was rumored for Bond 24? A production source later said the rumor was totally false, however, the French site Premiere recently spotted her name on a Sony release update, and it's for Bond 24. Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and Naomi Harris are also listed on the update (no surprise there), however it's odd Cruz's name is on it, and not Chiwetel Ejiofor, who we recently found out is being considered for the villain in the latest »
- Jesse Giroux
News Simon Brew 11 Apr 2014 - 07:24
Rumours started swirling that Penelope Cruz may be a candidate for a role in James Bond 24 last summer, but at that time, nothing really seemed to come from them. However, there's now fresh evidence that Cruz may indeed by boarding the new 007 adventure.
It came via Premiere magazine in France, who spotted her name in a new release update from Sony. In it, Cruz was listed alongside Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes in the movie. It's posted a picture of said update on its website, here.
Back in the summer of last year there was some talk of Penelope Cruz securing a role in Sam Mendes' developing follow-up to Skyfall. While no more was heard in the immediate weeks and months following, Cruz has now once again been linked to Bond 24, via what seems to be a credible source. The French Premiere magazine has spotted her name next to Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris on a Sony release update.If that's accurate, and not just an admin cock-up within Sony's PR, it marks a pleasing casting symmetry with Skyfall, which starred Cruz' husband Javier Bardem as the villainous Silva.As a Bond-girl - whatever that now means in these slightly more enlightened Bond days - Cruz would be an unusually high-profile choice, and the first Oscar-winner to take such a role (Halle Berry won her Academy Award post-Bond). But she's picking her roles carefully lately, »
Details about Lego Movie 2 are being kept under wraps, but one thing Chris McKay says we can expect is more female characters. Also after the jump: Ivan Reitman is still gung-ho about Ghostbusters 3 Camera tests are underway for Jurassic World Karl Urban wants you to sign the Dredd 2 petition Those “Penelope Cruz […]
The post Sequel Bits: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, ‘Lego Movie 2′, ‘Bond 24′, ‘Ghostbusters 3′ appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
With Bond 24 gearing up to head into production this summer, casting news is starting to heat up. Last week, we heard that Chiwetel Ejiofor might be playing the lead villain and now, we’re learning that Penelope Cruz may have already joined film in an undisclosed role. It’s important to note that this has not been officially confirmed yet by the studio. Rather, it comes from France’s Premiere magazine, who spotted a listing for the film that included Cruz’s name on the cast list.
Despite the lack of an official confirmation, Cruz’s involvement makes sense. She was rumored for the film last year and her husband, Javier Bardem, played the main baddie in Skyfall. As for which role she’s in (if she has indeed signed on), last year’s rumor pointed to her being the new Bond girl, which we can definitely see happening. »
- Matt Joseph
This isn't the first time we've heard Penelope Cruz's name associated with Bond 24. Back in June of last year, a source for Yahoo! Movies informed the site that producers were in negotiations with the Spanish actress for a role in the next Bond installment. A few weeks later, a source for Us Weekly shot down those rumors. Now it appears as though Yahoo! Movies was actually right. "The eagle-eyed folks at France's Premiere magazine noticed that in a recent release schedule update from Sony, Penelope Cruz was listed in the cast alongside Daniel Craig , Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris." - blogs.indiewire.com If true, this would be rather interesting from the standpoint, Cruz is married to Javier Bardem. He played Skyfall's antagonist, Raoul Silva. Bond 24 will be directed by Sam Mendes ("Skyfall"), from a screenplay written by John Logan. The cast will include: Daniel Craig »
Cruz has been rumored before, but France's Premiere magazine noticed her inclusion in a recent release schedule update from Sony Pictures. A publicist error? Quite possible.
Source: The Playlist »
- Garth Franklin
"Star Wars: Episode 7" isn't the only franchise around town working hard to keep details under wraps. "Bond 24" is gearing up to shoot this summer, and with reports last week that Chiwetel Ejiofor was being considered for a villain role, now another big star has come into the casting mix. The eagle-eyed folks at France's Premiere magazine noticed that in a recent release schedule update from Sony, Penelope Cruz was listed in the cast alongside Daniel Craig , Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris. Is it a mistake? Perhaps, and let's not forget that as early as last summer, rumors swirled that Cruz would be joining the film (following her husband Javier Bardem's turn as the villain in "Skyfall"). We're sure confirmation or denials or (more likely) silence will come down from on high soon enough. But any rate, casting does seem to be moving along in earnest. Aftonbladet (via Bleeding »
- Kevin Jagernauth
eOne subsidiary acquires Julio Medem Spanish-language drama.
Writer-director Julio Medem’s drama tells the story of a woman who reacts to tragedy “with a surge of life, humour and delicate happiness”.
”Ma Ma is an absolute passion project and I am thrilled to be working with Alvaro, Joel and Harold’s Seville International team to bring this film to audiences all around the world,” said Cruz. “I couldn’t be more delighted to have Julio »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
London — Seville Intl., eOne Films Intl.’s newly launched boutique sales arm, has taken international rights to Penelope Cruz movie “Ma Ma.” It will launch the project at Cannes, and will distribute the film directly in Spain.
Julio Medem directs the film, which is produced by Cruz, Medem and Morena Films. It tells the story of Magda, who responds to tragedy with a lust for life. The film, which also stars Luis Tosar and Asier Etxeandia, is being produced in association with Backup Media Group, and is co-produced by Mare Nostrum.
Cruz described “Ma Ma” as an “absolute passion project.” “I couldn’t be more delighted to have Julio on board to capture Magda and her compelling, complicated but universal story,” she added.
“This is a script we all fell in love with for its uncompromising emotion, and a beautiful story we could see the strong potential for locally and far beyond, »
- Leo Barraclough
Twice Born tells the story of Gemma (Penelope Cruz), an Italian professor who decides to bring her teenage son, Pietro, to Bosnia to see the country where he was born--and where she fell in love with his now-deceased father. Scenes of the present are intercut with those of the past, when Gemma was a student working on her doctorate in Sarajevo in the early 1980s. There, she was introduced to the passionate American photographer Diego (Emile Hirsch) by her zany Bosnian poet guide, Gojko (Adnan Hasković) kickstarting a steamy romance that leads to marriage but, unfortunately for them, a lack of children.
- Lee Jutton
Lupita Nyong'o's next big role has been revealed! The 12 Years a Slave Oscar winner was named the newest Lancome brand ambassador on Friday, April 4. In her new role, Nyong'o, 31, joins current brand spokeswomen Kate Winslet, Julia Roberts, and Penelope Cruz. "I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history and that I have always loved," Nyong'o said in a statement. "I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not [...] »
Continuing one with a new weekly series I’m doing…we’re in the midst of talking the top 25 Oscar winners in just about every single one of the Academy Award categories. Aside from the shorts and something a bit harder to rank like Best Sound Mixing as I mentioned previously, I’ll be hitting them all over the coming weeks and months, including of course the big eight categories. Today I’ll be knocking off another of those big ones, the ever compelling and debatable Best Supporting Actress category. As always, depending on the category in question, I may wind up discussing the individual winners I’m citing specifically or just give more of a broad overview of the winners, but I’m keeping it simple early on for now. Like I’ve said each week though, in all honesty, you all mostly just want to see the list anyway, »
- Joey Magidson
Last night (March 25), Digital Spy hosted a special fan screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with a special guest in attendance: Sam Claflin. Ahead of our screening of the blockbuster sequel, the Finnick star took part in a Q&A to answer the burning questions you posted to #CatchingFireAskSam.
Read on below for 9 highlights from the event...
1. Sam has been part of both the Pirates of the Caribbean and Snow White franchises, but The Hunger Games is by far the biggest...
"For me The Hunger Games takes the biscuit - it's such an amazing experience, great working with the guys and you know it's a big happy family. We all have fun on set as much as we all work very, very hard and we all get on like a house on fire. You can't ask for anything more when you're working on a job like that."
2. Sam originally »
Fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found dead from an apparent suicide on Monday. The New York Daily News first reported that the 49-year-old was found by an assistant in her NYC apartment and was hanging from a scarf tied to a doorknob. Police revealed that there was no sign of foul play or forced entry, and they did not find a suicide note in the home. New details emerged on Tuesday surrounding her death, including reports that the assistant received a text from the designer asking her to "come by" before discovering L'Wren's body. It's also been alleged that L'Wren, who canceled her Fall 2014 runway show in London last month, was nearly $7 million in debt at the time of her death. L'Wren launched her eponymous fashion line in 2006 and had since risen to fame as a much sought-after celebrity designer, dressing everyone from Nicole Kidman and Penélope Cruz to Sarah Jessica Parker »
- Brittney Stephens
According to NYPD spokesperson, Scott was found unconscious and unresponsive, while no note or any sign of foul play has been found, Fox News reported.
The 49-year-old fashion designer's body was found hanging from a doorknob by her assistant and the cops have said that it appears to be an apparent suicide.
- Lohit Reddy
Celebrity tributes for fashion designer L'Wren Scott are flooding online, led by Bianca Jagger. The 49-year-old fashion designer was found dead this morning (17.03.14) appearing to have taken her own life and Bianca - the former wife of Sir Mick Jagger, who had been L'Wren's partner for the past 13 years - was among the first to pay respects. She wrote on Twitter: ''Heartbroken to learn of the loss of the lovely and talented L'Wren Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May she rest in peace.'' Former model L'Wren was a sought after stylist and her clothing brand was very popular among celebrities, with fans including Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Michelle Obama, ensuring tributes were quick to flood in. Khloe Kardashian - who had previously worn one of L'Wren's designs to appear on the cover of Glamour magazine - exclusively told Bang Showbiz: ''Oh my god that's horrible! »
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