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Posted on April 14th, 2011 - Filed in "Manolete" (2007) - 0 Comments / Leave one

Viva Pictures LLC announced the national DVD and VOD release of the long-awaited romantic saga “A Matador’s Mistress.” The film stars Penelope Cruz and Adrien Brody and was written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Menno Meyes (The Color Purple, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade). A Matador’s Mistress (originally known as Manolete) finally gets a highly anticipated U.S. release when it arrives on DVD and Video on Demand on June 7th. I can’t wait to see this – I was looking forward to the film for a very long time!

Along with breathtaking international locations, steamy love scenes and stunning bullfighting sequences, A Matador’s Mistress features deeply moving performances by both the Spanish-born Cruz who took home the Oscar for Vicky Cristina Barcelona and co-star Adrien Brody who won Best Actor for The Pianist. Menno Meyes who wrote and directed the $28 million production is also an Oscar nominee for writing the screenplay for The Color Purple.

Set in the 1940′s, A Matador’s Mistress tells the story of the most celebrated bullfighter in Spain, Manuel Rodriguez Sanchez (Adrien Brody), famously known around the world as Manolete.

Manolete’s life changes when he becomes obsessed with the beautiful and mysterious Lupe Sino (Penelope Cruz). What unfolds is a passionate and tragic romance that ends with Manolete’s death in the bullring in 1947 at the age of 30.




Penélope Cruz was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 24, 2011. Here is her interview from that day in three parts.




Posted on April 14th, 2011 - Filed in Movies & Projects - 0 Comments / Leave one

The cast of the Untitled Woody Allen Project is coming together quickly, with Ellen Page and Penélope Cruz locked in for roles in the drama.

We reported two days ago that Alec Baldwin secured a role in the project, with Jesse Eisenberg in talks for a lead role. Jesse Eisenberg’s deal has now been finalized, although it still isn’t clear what kind of character he is playing. No character details were given for Ellen Page or Penélope Cruz’s characters either.

Woody Allen will direct from his own screenplay, with Letty Aronson and Helen Robin. All that is known about the story is that it will be set in Rome.

Like Jesse Eisenberg, the Untitled Woody Allen Project will be Ellen Page’s first movie with the legendary filmmaker. Penélope Cruz previously worked with Woody Allen in the 2008 comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona, where she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Untitled Woody Allen Project comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Penélope Cruz. The film is directed by Woody Allen.

Source: Movie Web




Posted on April 14th, 2011 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011) - 0 Comments / Leave one

The line-up for the 2011 Cannes Film Festival has been announced.

Out of competition Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will see it’s world premiere. The festival runs from 11th to 22nd May, with Robert De Niro head of this year’s Jury. Bong Joon-ho, director of Mother and The Host, will led the Caméra d’Or panel to decide the best debut feature.

Can’t wait to see Penélope on the red carpet!




Posted on February 6th, 2011 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011), Video Updates - 0 Comments / Leave one

Walt Disney Pictures has provided ComingSoon.net with an extended version of the Super Bowl spot for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on May 20, the comedy adventure stars Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Kevin R. McNally, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Sam Claflin and Geoffrey Rush.




Posted on February 6th, 2011 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011) - 0 Comments / Leave one

The Superbowl is known just as much for its commercials as it is for the game, and fans of the massively popular Pirates of the Caribbean franchise will get a special treat this Sunday. The official trailer for the much-awaited fourth installment of the series, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will premiere during the Superbowl XLV broadcast.

On Stranger Tides sees Johnny Depp reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, and features Penelope Cruz in a supporting role. Cruz, who won an Oscar for her work in Vicky Christina Barcelona, provides much-needed female star power to the film, which is thought to suffer from the departure of Keira Knightley.

A ten second sneak peak of the trailer has been released online and has already created quite the buzz. No doubt Walt Disney Studios want to capitalize on the massive Superbowl audience to develop interest in the film.

On Stranger Tides
, which also co-stars Geoffrey Rush and Ian McShane, releases this summer.

Source: Gather




Posted on November 18th, 2010 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011) - 0 Comments / Leave one

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has officially wrapped production, confirmed today by Jerry Bruckheimer Films Twitter. They also announced the trailer will premiere December 17, 2010 and a few days back the first teaser poster was released.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise –this time in Disney Digital 3D. In this action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise, Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penélope Cruz), and he’s not sure if it’s love–or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.




Posted on October 18th, 2010 - Filed in Other Works, Video Updates - 0 Comments / Leave one

A couple of months back, Penélope Cruz was named as the new face of Lancôme perfume and I just discovered her commercial just now. She looks so stunning!




Posted on October 13th, 2010 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011) - 0 Comments / Leave one

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed today that the teaser trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is scheduled to hit theaters with TRON: Legacy on December 17.

With both films being released in 3D and IMAX 3D, ComingSoon.net assumes the teaser will be shown in the format for those specific theaters and in 2D in conventional theaters.

As with most movie trailers these days, we expect that the “On Stranger Tides” teaser will be available online earlier that week and may debut on various TV entertainment programs as well.

Directed by Rob Marshall and hitting theaters on May 20, “On Stranger Tides” stars Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Kevin McNally, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Sam Claflin, Stephen Graham, Yuki Matsuzaki and Gemma Ward.

Source: Coming Soon




Posted on October 12th, 2010 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011), News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penélope Cruz’s sister Monica has been announced as the actress’s body double for Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

According to The Sun, the siblings will change places for some of the film’s stunts in order to hide Penélope’s growing baby bump.

She confirmed that she is expecting her first child with long-time partner Javier Bardem last month.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will hit US theatres on May 20, 2011.

Source: Digital Spy




Posted on August 24th, 2010 - Filed in Movies & Projects - 0 Comments / Leave one

InRumor.com has posted a couple of images of Penélope for the upcoming Lancome Tresor perfume ad. While these are likely not the final product, they are quite striking and worth a viewing anyways. Check out larger versions and a few previously seen on-set pics here.

Lancôme announced earlier this year that the Oscar-winning actress will be the new ambassadress for the company’s fragrance Trésor, starting later this year.

The actress was shot by photographer Mario Testino, for the new ad.

The star wore a classic outfit and shoot on the Crillon Hotel famous balcony. The Tresor perfume was launched in 1990, and its image was promoted also by other stars such as Kate Winslet and Isabella Rosellini.




Earlier this week we got our first look at new co-stars Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz filming their first scenes together on the Hawiian set of the upcoming sequel film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Today we get to see the pair on set again but this time they are rehearsing a scene out of costume aboard their pirate ship. Judging by these photos, it looks like Johnny and Penélope will have no trouble finding the right romantic chemistry to work together on this film:

Penélope Cruz has been getting used to life on the ocean waves by rehearsing with her Pirates Of The Caribbean co-star Johnny Depp onboard ship. Depp, who plays Captain Jack Sparrow, could be seen teaching Penélope some rather steamy dance moves too as she got her sealegs. Penélope, 36, makes her debut in the movie franchise in the fourth instalment: On Stranger Tides, which has just started filming in Hawaii. The Spanish sexbomb – who in real life, married long-term love and fellow actor Javier Bardem earlier this month – plays Angelica, Jack Sparrow’s love interest. She could be seen smooching on the vessel with Depp, who was brandishing a goblet and a bottle of what was presumably rum. At some points, the pair seemed as if they might be about to kiss as they gazed lovingly into each other’s eyes. Depp – in character as Captain Jack, though not in costume – could also be seen raising a toast to his dark beauty. With Depp leading what may well have been a tango, he twirled his partner around the deck, sending Cruz’s long locks flying. But then it seemed as if things got nasty between the pair, with Depp grabbing Cruz in a headlock – while still holding onto his all important bottle of rum. However, they were all smiles with each other once the rehearsal had finished and out of their salty seadog characters.




RadarOnline.com has posted the first photos from the Hawaiian set for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides that give us a first look at Penélope Cruz in character! Cruz is playing a love interest of Captain Jack (Johnny Depp) and the daughter of his nemesis, Blackbeard (Ian McShane), her character is rumored to be named Angelica. Angelica is reportedly a character from Sparrow’s past, but the handsome Jack can’t figure out whether the mystery beauty is back for love or to con him in order to find the Fountain of Youth.





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