" We reported back in February that Penelope Cruz was joining the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and now we have some new details on her character. MTV recently spoke with the franchise's producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who revealed that Cruz will play the daughter of Captain Jack Sparrow's nemesis, Blackbeard.
"She plays the daughter of Blackbeard," executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer told MTV News at ShoWest in Las Vegas. "She's the daughter of the bad guy.
"She brings a lot of humor to it. And the fact that she's so feisty," he continued, adding that there will be "a little romance between [Depp's] Captain Jack and the character that Penelope plays."
A few weeks after our story on Cruz joining the film, we reported that Ian McShane was in talks to play Blackbeard. Shooting is set to begin in June, with Rob Marshall directing the film. We'll be sure to keep you posted on any and all Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides news as soon as we have more information.