Penélope Cruz

Ben Stiller Confirms Penelope Cruz for ‘Zoolander 2’

Ben Stiller Confirms Penelope Cruz for ‘Zoolander 2’

Back in November, when it was reported that the long-awaited sequel Zoolander 2 is finally moving forward, we also found out that Penélope Cruz had joined the cast. The actress was never confirmed until today, when star/co-writer/director Ben Stiller revealed on his Twitter and Instagram pages that Penélope Cruz has in fact joined the cast. Unfortunately, no details were released regarding who she may be playing.

She joins a cast that includes Ben Stiller (Derek Zoolander), Owen Wilson (Hansel), Will Ferrell (Mugatu) and Christine Taylor (Matilda), who are reprising their roles from the original 2001 comedy Zoolander. The news of Penélope Cruz's confirmation comes just a few days after Ben Stiller announced another new cast member, Cyrus Arnold, who is playing Derek and Matilda's son, Derek Jr. The very end of Zoolander showed Derek Jr. as a newborn, with the sequel set 15 years after the original.

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‘This Man, This Woman’ Teams Penelope Cruz & Diane Kruger

‘This Man, This Woman’ Teams Penelope Cruz & Diane Kruger

Oscar winner Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds, National Treasure) are in final negotiations to star in the romance feature film This Man, This Woman, to be directed by Isabel Coixet whose new film Nobody Wants the Night opens the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, it was announced today by Fortitude International co-founders, Nadine DeBarros and Robert Ogden Barnum, and producer Mike Lobell (The Freshman, Striptease).

Fortitude International is financing the film and will handle foreign sales on the project being introduced to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin next month. De Barros and Barnum serve as executive producers. Lobell is producing the film. The romance is written by Oscar winner Frederic Raphael (Eyes Wide Shut, Darling, Two for the Road). CAA is representing domestic rights.

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‘Zoolander 2’ Finally Happening; Penelope Cruz Joins the Cast

‘Zoolander 2’ Finally Happening; Penelope Cruz Joins the Cast

After many starts and stops, and plenty of whispers that production was heating up, the long-awaited sequel Zoolander 2 is officially moving forward with Penélope Cruz joining the cast.

It's been nearly 14 years since the first Zoolander hit theaters in 2001. Star Ben Stiller is set to reprise his role as male model Derek Zoolander, and will direct this time out from a script by Justin Theroux. Owen Wilson is expected to reprise his role as Derek's rival supermodel and sometimes BFF Hansel, with Will Ferrell confirming months ago that he would be back as the sinister Mugatu.

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Penelope Cruz Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in ‘Grimsby’

Penelope Cruz Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in ‘Grimsby’

Penélope Cruz is in final talks to join the Paramount Pictures spy comedy Grimsby, alongside a cast that includes Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong.

The story centers on a covert operative (Mark Strong) who is forced to go into hiding in his hometown, where he reluctantly teams up with his soccer hooligan brother (Sacha Baron Cohen). Insiders claim that Penélope Cruz is playing a benevolent corporate leader who may be hiding a secret.

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Is Penelope Cruz the New Bond Girl in ‘Bond 24’?

Is Penelope Cruz the New Bond Girl in ‘Bond 24’?

Back in June, Yahoo reported that actress Penélope Cruz was rumored to play the next Bond Girl in Bond 24, although that report was debunked just a few weeks later. As it turns out, that initial report may have been true after all, with Premiere France spotting the actress' name on Sony's recent release schedule update, where she was listed next to confirmed stars Daniel Craig (007/James Bond), Ralph Fiennes (M) and Naomie Harris (Moneypenny).

If it turns out to be true, Penélope Cruz, who turns 40 later this month, will be the oldest Bond girl in franchise history. Her husband Javier Bardem portrayed 007's nemesis Silva in 2012's Skyfall. Back in October, we reported that Kate Upton and Helen Flanagan were in contention for the coveted role, but we haven't heard anything else regarding their involvement since then. There is also a new report from Aftonbladet.se that Swedish actresses Ida Engvoll and Disa Östrand have tested for the female lead.

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Penelope Cruz Boards Ridley Scott's ‘The Counselor’

The Counselor follows a Southwestern lawyer that gets in over his head in the drug trade. Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem and Cameron Diaz have already joined the cast.

Los Amantes Pasajeros (The Brief Lovers) follows a love affair aboard a aircraft. Raúl Arévalo, Carlos Areces, Javier Cámara, Lola Dueñas, Paz Vega and José María Yazpik are attached to star.

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Penelope Cruz Circles Ridley Scott's ‘The Counselor’

Actress Penélope Cruz is eyeing a key role in director Ridley Scott's The Counselor. An official offer hasn't been made yet, although one is expected very soon.

The cast is coming together quite nicely (and quickly), with Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, and the actress' husband, Javier Bardem, all locked in.

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Second ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Clip

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer debuted a new clip from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides on his Twitter page last night. Take a look at this two-minute clip below, which features a cliff-diving Johnny Depp along with Ian McShane and Penélope Cruz.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was released May 20th, 2011.

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