The 2010 Comic-Con convention is happening as we speak and today there was a big surprise for attendees at the Tron: Legacy panel. Disney showed a special teaser for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, now shooting in Hawaii.
Johnny Depp appeared as Captain Jack Sparrow in full 3D, sitting on the beach with a bottle of rum and speaking directly to the Comic-Con audience. He told everyone that it certainly wasn’t the case that he would soon be embarking on a quest to find the fountain of youth but that, even if he were, he wouldn’t be looking for a crew. But, if he did, would anyone in the audience be interested?
He promised that such an adventure would include “zombies, cutthroats, mermaids and… Penelope Cruz” and that it would be the kind of quest that would require “A bloody map. Or a bloody Mary. Or both.”
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will hit theaters on May 20, 2011.
Update: Watch the trailer on Youtube.
Source: Coming Soon
I’d like to catch you up with the latest in Cruz News! Our girl was a little quiet for a while and now there have been some developments since my last updates.
• First and foremost, one of my favorite couples, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem have gotten married! The longtime couple tied the knot earlier this month at a friend’s home in the Bahamas, Cruz’s rep confirmed to E! News July 13, 2010. The bride wore a gown designed by pal John Galliano and only family members were in attendance at the small ceremony. Warmest congratulations to the happy twosome! ♥
• Penélope Cruz is one of the 30 star Hollywood stars, who will immortalized with a signature star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011. She, along with Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Will.i.am and The Muppets are the latest starred celebrities
• Penélope was photographed with a new tattoo early last month. The crucifix tattoo covers a large expanse of her right hand.
• Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides News:
- Shooting has commenced for the film and the first images from the set of POTC have struck the net, none with Pe but still cool. To check them out go to: #1, #2, #3!
- Jerry Bruckheimer had this to say about Cruz’s Pirates character, who is not only his potential sweetheart but the daughter of his nemesis, Blackbeard (Ian McShane): “She’s so fiery and fun. I can just imagine how the screen is going to sizzle with the two of them on it.”
- A while back, Stephen Graham joined the cast. He will play a Sparrow sidekick, named ‘Scram’, this will be a reunion with Johnny Depp after they worked together on Public Enemies. Also added to the cast recently, Supermodel Gemma Ward as a talking mermaid (taking over the before mentioned Megan Fox rumored role)
I believe that about covers it. My apologies for the lack of posting these few months. My real life has been incredibly hectic. I will try to do better here but I don’t want to make any promises and jinx anything which seems to happen a lot, unfortunately! Trust me, I haven’t abandoned the site but there are some serious real life issues that have just been taking my priorities. Just please bare with me at times like this. – Webmaster
Sex and the City 2 is now playing in several countries! So buy your tickets and see the film, a sequel to last year’s hit (and the show of course) and support Pe in her cameo sized role of Lydia! Besides this will be the last theatrical project for Cruz we can see until Pirates, so enjoy it!
For more information on other country release dates, visit IMDb!
Penélope Cruz discreetly attended the Cannes Film Festival this year. She was mostly in support of boyfriend Javier Bardem who’s new film Biutiful was premiering. She attended the film’s screening by slipping in a secret entrance and not walking the red carpet but was spooted inside with Javier and later photographed exiting. And yesterday she attended the Palme d’Or Award Ceremony which closes the festival.
On the 9th day, May 20th, she also helped raise $333,000 for the earthquake-stricken nation of Haiti by auctioning off her designer dresses which aide the Jenkins-Penn Haitian relief organization. The Spanish actress stepped out in a gorgeous red wrap dress and silver shoes to mark the occasion. One celeb that really came up trump for the auction was Pe’s good friend, Salma Hayek who donated the first ever Gucci Couture dress, which she wore to day one of the Cannes film festival.
Although there is a good bit of paparazzi candids of her from Cannes, I obviously will not be posting these more intrusive ones as Penélope tried very hard at not being photographed so I wish to respect her privacy. I did however add a couple of shots I felt were okay.
Pe has now left France and is back in Madrid.
Also tonight, MakingOf.com hosts a Live Red Carpet Feed from the Sex and the City 2 premiere right here on Monday May 24th, 2010 at 6:00pm Edt.
I don’t think Pe will be attended since she was spotted in Madrid early this morning, but you can check out the premiere either way :)
Not surprising, Walt Disney Pictures has announced that the fourth installment of Jerry Bruckheimer’s popular action franchise Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, directed by Rob Marshall, will be filmed in Disney Digital 3D. Bruckheimer’s only previous 3D movie before that was last year’s G-Force. I think the news is kind of exciting, but we’re being so bombarded with 3D it’s quite annoying. However, at least this one will be true 3D and not fake / up-converted later!
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is still slated for release on May 20, 2011.
The 36-year-old Oscar-winner and her sister, 33, look stunning on the 100ft-high billboard above the Samantha Thavasa flagship store near Harajuku.
Another ad above the store shows Cruz with her latest handbag design for the trendy Japanese company.
Beyonce, Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Jennifer Lopez have all previously helped design bags for the label.
Actress Penélope Cruz was offered a role in the upcoming Sex And The City film after she admitted watching the first movie 15 times.
Director Michael Patrick King revealed that the Spanish beauty was offered a cameo in the film after she revealed she was a huge fan of the 2008 hit.
“It”s interesting because Penélope said to me, ”I”ve seen that first movie 15 times! I put it on when I want to feel happy and I put it on when I want to feel sad.” Penélope is a devoted follower of those girls and Mr. Big so I needed a part and I thought, ”Who better to play that part than Penélope?” the Daily Star quoted King as saying.
“But Penélope didn”t approach me – I went after her. She”s not playing herself whereas we also have Liza Minnelli who is playing herself and Miley Cyrus who also plays herself,” he added.
Source: Hindustan Times
Yahoo is reporting that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, has had its budget cut by more than a third of what was expected. This is pretty shocking to me considering how sure fire well these flicks do at the box office – but more money doesn’t necessarily equal a better film! Hopefully the budget cuts will force the crew to get more creative and we’ll be in for a really great Pirates film – more in vein of the first one! The main change – the film will not be shot in the Caribbean.
Perhaps most devastating (at least from the perspective of a Pirates purist), is the news that the fourth installment of the franchise will not be shooting in the Caribbean (you know, like the title says) or Los Angeles. Those locations have been scrapped for the less expensive Hawaii and London. Perhaps the film should be renamed, Pirates of the Thames: Maybe We Can Also Use the ‘Lost’ Set. And for the crew hoping to get a tropical suntan — or perhaps acquire a Madonna-like accent — they’re out of luck: shooting has been cut down from 145 to a lean 90 days.
Like the Pirate predecessors, the fourth installment is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer — producer of films such as Armageddon and Top Gun — someone who isn’t necessarily used to budget cuts. The cuts stem from the new studio Chairman Rich Ross who has tightened the budgets considerably since taking over for former Chairman Dick Cook, who was fired from Disney in September of 2009.
Source: Yahoo! News
We now have some low res scans from Vogue Paris’ May issue featuring Penélope Cruz on the multiple-covers and as guest-editer. Thanks to ‘picoloro’ for these! Remember, if you have higher quality versions (or the bonus covers!) please considering donating them as I do not have access to this issue myself.
The photoshoot inside is nothing short of gorgeous; all the ladies – which are some of my favorite actresses – look beautiful in the black and white spread. I especially love the image with Kate Winslet and the one with Meryl Streep. Cruz’s solo shots are so stunning too! I only wish the article was not in French so I could read it too. But nevertheless, enjoy!
According to Screen International, Oscar winning actress Penélope Cruz is set to work with actor-director Sergio Castellito once again in a film adaptation of the Italian bestselling war story entitled Venuto Al Mondo by Margaret Mazzantini. Keep in mind this has not been confirmed by a more reputable source.
Cruz last worked with Castellito in the 2004 drama Don’t Move which did good business in Italy with over $10 million, but received a cold release in the states, making under $400,000 at the B.O.Don’t Move was also based on a novel by Mazzantini who happens to be Castellito’s wife. Though Castellito is still looking for partners to finance the film, he plans to start production in 2011.
Venuto al Mondo, which can be roughly translated as ‘brought into the world’, takes place during wartime torn Sarajevo during the Balkans 1990s conflict. Cruz’s role will be that of a mother who returns home with her adolescent son in search of their roots.
Venuto Al Mondo sold 600,000 copies in Italy and has also been released in Spain and France. The book will hit U.S. stores in 2011. The movie will be shot between Rome, Sarajevo, Belgrade and Croatia.
On her birthday, a few days ago, Penélope was photographed on the set of a photoshoot for an upcoming Lancôme project.
Today, Lancôme has announced that the Oscar-winning actress will be the new ambassadress for the company’s fragrance Trésor, starting later this year.
(RED) is introducing The Lazarus Effect Campaign, intended to increase awareness for its efforts to fight AIDS in Africa.
The campaign, directed by renowned photographer Brigitte Lacombe, has celebrities rattle off items that could be bought for 40 cents (the value of one day’s worth of life transforming antiretroviral medication). Penélope Cruz is featured as well as other celebrities like Bono, Javier Bardem, Julianne Moore, Claire Danes, Iman, Hugh Jackman, Orlando Bloom, Lucy Liu, Gabourey Sidibe, Kerry Washington, Bryan Cranston, Jane Lynch, Michelle Rodriguez, Gwen Stefani, Hayden Christensen, Don Cheadle, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ludacris, Common, Benicio Del Toro, Dakota Fanning and Christy Turlington.
The Lazarus Effect documentary will air on May 24 on HBO with director Spike Jonze as executive producer. Watch the PSA after the jump.