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Here is a bit of new information regarding Melancholia re-casting and a new Pirates of the Caribbean star.
After ending her involvement in Spider-Man film franchise, Kirsten Dunst has snatched another coveted role. She has just been tapped to play the major female character in Melancholia which is directed and written by Lars von Trier, so Deadline Hollywood mentioned.
Penélope Cruz was initially negotiating for the part, but she eventually dropped it allegedly to star opposite Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. There has been no further description on the character that now belongs to Dunst.
Production Weekly tweets that British actor Stephen Graham (Snatch, Gangs of New York and Baby Face Nelson in Public Enemies) has been cast as “Scram” in Pirates of the Caribbean.
Source: IGN and Ace Showbiz
A fantastic treat will be hitting newsstands soon!
Penélope Cruz guest-edited next month’s French Vogue, which has three different covers.
One cover sees modern day screen legends Penélope, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi Watts. All the ladies are wearing (RED) clothing, designed to eliminate AIDS in Africa.
While on the other covers, she poses as the other half of Bono’s face, and finally, she toplessly embraces Meryl Streep.
I do not have access to this magazine but I’m hoping we will have scans soon. Please consider donating the other various Pe covers if you manage to obtain and scan them – it would be tremendously appreciated! I can’t wait to see the inside contents!
The full length theatrical trailer for Sex and the City 2 was released today. You can watch it in high definition at Yahoo.com. Penélope Cruz has a small role as a character named Lydia in the movie which releases on May 10, 2010.
Nine will be making its way to Region 1 DVD and Blu-Ray May 4, 2010.
Region 1 Special Features include the following:
– Commentary with Director Rob Marshall and Producer John DeLuca
– 8 Featurettes
– 3 Music Videos
– Sophia Loren Remembers Cinecitta Studios (Blu-ray only)
– BD Exclusive: Screen Actors Guild Q&A (Blu-ray only)
– movieIQ+sync featuring the “Nine” Playlist and BD-Live connect you to real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie! (Blu-ray only)
Entertainment in Video has also announced the Region 2 DVD and Blu-ray release of Nine for the April 19, priced at around £19.99 and £24.99 respectively.
Region 2 Special Features include the following:
– The Incomparable Daniel Day Lewis Featurette
– The Women of Nine Featurette
– Director Rob Marshall Featurette
– Behind the Look of Nine Featurette
– The Dancers of Nine Featurette
– The Choreography of ‘Cinema Italiano’ Featurette
– The Choreography of ‘Be Italian’ Featurette
– Making of ‘Cinema Italiano’ Featurette
– ‘Take It All’ Music Video
– ‘Cinema Italiano’ Music Video
– ‘Unusual Way’ Music Video
– Sophia Loren Remembers Cinecitta Studios (BD Exclusive)
– Screen Actors Guild Q&A Session (BD Exclusive)
ComingSoon.net got some scoop on the fourth Pirates film and Pe’s role in it. It makes me very excited to hear that her role will be a bit fiesty! The Rob Marshall-directed film is scheduled to start filming in June for a May 20, 2011 release.
In February, we learned that both Ian McShane and Penélope Cruz were joining Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. It was reported that McShane would play the villain Blackbeard, but it wasn’t clear which role Cruz would take on.
In talking with MTV, producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed that Cruz is playing Blackbeard’s daughter. “She’s the daughter of the bad guy,” he said. You can expect “a little romance between Captain Jack and the new character that Penélope plays.” He said “she brings a lot of humor to it. And the fact that she’s so feisty.”
Bruckheimer added that Blackbeard is “the nastiest pirate ever.”
The producer also confirmed that Geoffrey Rush, who played Barbossa in the first three Pirates films, is indeed returning.
As for more roles to be cast, Bruckheimer said they they are “looking for some new kids to be in it, we’re testing right now.”
Asked how different this film will be, he said “we’re going to take a whole new direction,” but he did mention that “it is a continuation of what you saw last time, he’s in search for the Fountain of Youth.”
Source: Coming Soon
Penélope Cruz and Daniel Day-Lewis of Nine are featured in the seventh annual NY Times Great Performances Portfolio for 2010. The issue is a photographic celebration of the year’s best performances, and they have chosen actors who stunned and delighted us this past year. It was the February 21, 2010 issue. She was in it last year as well. Coincidentally photographed exclusively on the set of Nine.
We’re bringing you live updates of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, news, pictures and more! Follow this post for the updates and of course our Twitter @penelopecruzorg for all the instant second breaking live updates!
Update #1) Penélope Cruz was just spotted on the red carpet wearing a red dress and an up-do! She was briefly shown on E!’s Live Coverage.
Update #2) Penélope Cruz stood next to her Supporting Actress nominees for the official red carpet on ABC before the big show, where she was gracious and even said even though she’s been there multiple times, she didn’t feel like a vet, that it felt like the first time and when she didn’t speak any English. She also said she is “so happy and proud to be in company of these amazing actresses.”
Update #3) The first (tagged) photo of Pe is available on our twitter, here!
Update #4) Cruz just presented Best Actor in a Supporting Role to Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds. He opened his speech with “Penélope Cruz and an Oscar equals a Bingo.”
Update #5) Penélope is wearing a ravishing red Donna Karan couture duchess satin pleated gown, Chopard jewels and soft updo.
Update #6) The first pictures of our girl are being added to the gallery as we speak. Keep checking back for lots more coverage!
Update #7) Penélope shown in the audience.
Update #8) Not surprisingly, Mo’Nique won Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Pe was shown holding hands in the auidence with Javier Bardem.
Update #9) Penélope is carrying an Haute Couture Folies Clutch with a black strass Swarovski buckle and black stripped ostrich feather work by Roger Vivier.
Update #10) Cruz shown briefly in the audience during the Best Score dance performances.
Update #11) It’s a wrap! Pe didn’t attend any after parties.
Yesterday Pe attended the Press Conference before the Oscars and I have now added pictures. She looked more casual in a black and blue dress, but gorgeous as if we’d expect anything less.
Stay tuned for more Oscar updates. Not only is Cruz nominated but she will be presenting tonight as well.
2002 Oscar winner Halle Berry (Actress in a Leading Role, Monster’s Ball) will interview last year’s Supporting Actress winner, Penélope Cruz, (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), who this year is a Supporting Actress nominee for her role in Nine.
It’s for The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special, which airs tonight (March 3, 2010) at 10-11PM ET on ABC.
I hope you all got a chance to see the 20/20 special, from last night, there was some adorable footage of Pe shown. I haven’t been able to find it online yet though, but fingers crossed someone will upload a video somewhere. If so, let me know!
Deadwood‘s Ian McShane is in negotiations for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides villain Blackbeard.
The Hollywood Reporter says McShane will play the legendary pirate – whose real name was Edward Teach – who piloted the ship Queen Anne’s Revenge.
Johnny Depp will reprise his Captain Jack Sparrow role and Geoffrey Rush will return as Barbossa. THR also states Penélope Cruz will be “Jack Sparrow’s foil and equal in many ways,” (so very exciting!) in a tale that revolves around the Fountain of Youth – which was teased in the latest POTC installment: At World’s End (2007).
Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot wrote the script. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing.
Johnny Depp recently gave an interview to ComingSoon.net whilst promoting Alice In Wonderland. He briefly chatted about Pirates 4 and said this:
Q: Johnny, we heard that there’s not going to be any Keira Knightley or Orlando Bloom in the next Pirates. Is it going to be more Jack Sparrow front and center?
Depp: Yeah, there’s no Keira or Orlando in there. I don’t know. I don’t think we’d ever throw too much Jack Sparrow in there. It’ll be everybody.
Q: You were sort of wavering a little after Dick Cook left. Have you regained your confidence about it or what reassured you?
Depp: One thing that I found very reassuring was a very good conversation with Dick Cook who is someone I admire greatly. That helped a lot. Also, knowing that we’re coming at it from a different angle at this point. [Director] Rob Marshall and a totally new take and a new story.
Hopefully we’ll be getting a lot of Pe’s character too! And I can’t wait to see Rob’s take on the franchise.
Penélope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard and Rob Marshall were in Paris, France earlier today for the premiere of their film Nine.
Penélope looks absolutely stunning in a ballet pink creation with lace overlay and jeweled shoulders. The dress was by L’Wren Scott Spring 2010 (seems to be one of her favorite designers of late) and it’s train was custom-made for Cruz. The back of the dress looks gorgeous! I especially love Pe’s straight hair and make-up here. She topped off her look with a silver clutch and heels.
The first photos have begun to arrive and I’ve started adding some to the gallery. Hopefully we’ll have more tomorrow.
Although this could be determined just a rumor for now since only one outlet has reported on it, but I’ve actually wondered which big film Penélope would be doing next myself. The Lars von Trier’s (Antichrist) psychological drama disaster film, Melancholia or Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides? Both films seemed like they might tie up Pe’s schedule for many months (not to mention the promotion duties something like Pirates has). Also because she’s stated she was going to be very choosy with her projects and not work back to back so much anymore. Both films were announced within days of each other so it seemed likely one would coincidence with the other. I did a bit of research and here is what I found:
It seems, according to El Pais, Penélope has renounced Melancholia in order to star in the fourth part of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie saga. The site notes that Cruz’s character in Melancholia (which was written specifically for her) requires no special physical effort, but her Pirates character would of course require special skills, which would mean months of training, especially in fencing. Producer Buenavista locks down it’s cast especially for this.
Discussion of Von Trier possibly moving its project to filming September occurred but a scheduled appointment with the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, which will premiere Melancholia, and shorten the post-production digital effects overruled it. The final decision regarding the Von Trier movie: filming in June in Sweden, with a budget of around four million euros and the French coast in May 2011. Without Cruz attached to headline. The role is to be partly re-written. No casting announcements have been made as of this report.
Although Pirates 4 was announced some months ago with only Johnny Depp to star it was just recently reported Rob Marshall, Cruz’s Nine director would helm the movie (taking over the Disney franchise from Gore Verbinski.) Pe made several quotes that would definitely love to do another musical or work with Rob again which doesn’t surprise that she was eager to work with him once again so soon.
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