Screen Daily has confirmed that Emile Hirsch has signed on to play opposite Penelope Cruz in Twice Born aka Venuto al Mondo (Into the World).
Based on the book Venuto Al Mondo by Margaret Mazzantini, the film will be directed by Sergio Castellitto, who has also adapted the novel for the screen. The story follows “a woman who returns to Sarajevo with her son in tow and revisits the tumultuous past she shared with his late father.”
Source: Up & Comers
Penélope Cruz and Johnny Depp popped up at the Ritz Hotel in Moscow this morning at a photo call before the Russian premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The duo are traveling the globe to promote the latest installment of the franchise, and were in LA just last Saturday for a huge Disneyland screening.
When did Rob Marshall first mention the movie to you?
We were doing [dialogue work] for Nine. We were in a restaurant in London, and he waited until the dessert and said in a very casual way, “Oh, would you like to do Pirates with me and Johnny?” I jumped from the chair! I said, “Why didn’t you tell me the first second we sat down?”
Did your pregnancy affect working?
It helped that I was a dancer for so many years and worked on the fight choreography for two months before I was pregnant. I really knew all the fights because Rob put them together almost as a dance, the way we had trained for Nine. That helped, and when we shot, I never did anything dangerous.
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz will arrive in Sarajevo in September for the filming of Venuto al Mondo (Into the World) by director Sergio Castellitto.
The news was published here Tuesday by the daily Avaz, which said the famous actress would remain two months in the Bosnian capital, and that preparations for the filming in Sarajevo are already underway.
The screen drama will feature Cruz as Gemma, a single mother who accompanies her teenage son to present-day Sarajevo, where his dad died while still a young man during the Bosnian conflict.
Penelope Cruz has opened up about motherhood for the first time, admitting she changed “immediately” after giving birth to a baby boy earlier this year.
The Vicky Cristina Barcelona actress and her husband Javier Bardem welcomed their first child, a son rumored to be called Leo, in January.
Cruz is relishing her new role as mother, calling it a “beautiful feeling” – and insists parenthood has already had a profound impact on her.
Spanish beauty Penelope Cruz has revealed that she only knew two phrases in English when she moved to the U.S. to try and make it in the movies – and one of them was ‘I want to work with Johnny Depp’.
The star, who turned 37 last month, revealed that it was her dream to work with the 47-year-old star – and that the only other English words she knew when she arrived in Hollywood were ‘How are you?’
Penelope, who was born in a suburb of Madrid, first worked with Johnny a decade ago in movie Blow and they have remained close friends ever since – so she explained she jumped at the chance to work with him again on Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
She explained: ‘When I first came to America I only knew two phrases in English. One was, “How are you?” and the other was, “I want to work with Johnny Depp.”
Penelope Cruz looked every bit of the Spanish Enchantress that she is at the world premiere of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, held in Anaheim, Calif.
Cruz wore a stunning off-the-shoulder black gown, embroidered with jet crystal jewels and feathers was a custom Marchesa creation. Chopard jewels, a high ponytail and nude lips completed her look.
A few days ago, Penélope was in California for the Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Press Conference.
Penélope was radiant at the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty event at the Costume Institute Gala At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, back on May 2nd in NY.
Her black silk organza thin strap banded Oscar de la Renta gown with draped detail and mermaid hem was paired with Chopard jewels and a feathered clutch.
Pe is featured in the May 7, 2011 issue of France’s Madame Figaro. Thanks to the lovely Mia of Claire Foy Source we have a scan. There is no accompaning article, but it’s a stunning image of lady Cruz!
Miss Cruz was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on May 3, 2011 to promote the release of Pirates of the Caribbean. Check out her interview below!
Penélope Cruz “screamed” when she was offered a role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
The Spanish actress had previously worked with the movie’s star Johnny Depp on Blow and director Rob Marshall on Nine and was overjoyed to be given the chance to team with the pair again.
She said: “Rob and I were eating together and he turned to me and said, ‘I have this question to ask you but I don’t know if I’m brave enough to ask as you may say ‘No’.
Penélope Cruz is also gracing the cover of GQ UK. In a super foxy new shoot! Scans have been added, thanks to ‘ray22uk’!
How many actors can dance, act and effervesce on screen with such wild abandon as Penélope Cruz? In an exclusive interview and shoot by Mario Sorrenti, this triple threat of an actress talks Johnny Depp, Pedro Almodovar and what it’s like to kiss Scarlett Johansson.