Penelope Cruz Joining the Cast of Pirates of the Caribbean 4
by Alex Billington
February 10, 2010
Wait what? This isn't a joke. Heat Vision is reporting that the beautiful Penelope Cruz is "in negotiations" to join the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment in the series being directed by Rob Marshall. We don't know much about who Cruz will be playing, but she's apparently "[Jack] Sparrow's foil and equal in many ways." So she's kind of a villain? And a pirate as well? Oh joy! So is everyone ready to see Penelope Cruz get covered in grime and dirt and become a nasty pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean? She's probably the last person I would've ever cast! Shooting starts this summer in Hawaii.
I've got nothing against Cruz or Pirates of the Caribbean, in fact, I love the Pirates movies and I'm excited about this fourth one. Not only is it another sequel taking them to crazy places (the Fountain of Youth!), but they've got a new director, too. So its almost like a reboot in a way, but with the same cast and same writers (Terry Rossio & Ted Elliot). For those of you really trying to figure out how someone like Penelope Cruz got cast in this, don't forget that she just worked with director Rob Marshall in Nine. I'm already unnerved by a few of Marshall's decisions; this is why I thought it was a bad idea he direct this movie. Your thoughts?