Oscar winning actress Penelope Cruz may have signed on to co-star in Disney’s upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. With the exception of Johnny Depp this would be a major casting coup for the series that’s been on shaky ground for the past few months. THR recently posted the story and then magically pulled it from their site, but before they did we managed to get some info on Cruz’s involvement.
It’s already noted that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will be directed by Rob Marshall, who coincidentally worked with Cruz on last year’s Nine. It was a film that earned the actress another Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, a category she won last year. As for her stint opposite Jack Sparrow, the story has disappeared off the site, so we don’t have any specifics as to who she will play. From the little bit of info that was present her role was unspecified, which falls in line with everything else about his film.
We do know that Cruz’s character will be “Sparrow’s foil and equal in many ways,” a description that has me interested in their onscreen reunion. Don’t forget they previously worked together back in 2001 on the drug drama, Blow. There’s not a lot known about the plot of the fourth Pirates except that it may have something to do with Jack finding the Fountain of Youth.
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