Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
A perfect night in with EE
Win £200 to spend on the perfect night in
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Interstellar Wins Best Film At The Empire Awards
All the winners announced at Jameson Empire Awards 2015
Hugh Jackman Hints Wolverine 3 Will Be His Last Mutant Movie
Will he hang up the claws?
Akiva Goldsman Overseeing More Transformers Films
He'll produce and oversee writers for new movies
Bill Hader Finds The BFG
He'll be part of Steven Spielberg's Roald Dahl adaptation
Vincent D'Onofrio In Talks For Magnificent Seven
He's in line to be the villain
Alessandra Ambrosio Joins Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
Supermodel will meet the heroes in a half-shell
Audra McDonald Joins Beauty And The Beast
She'll be Garderobe
Simon Helberg Set For Florence Foster Jenkins
He's joining Stephen Frears' latest
First Teaser For Patrick Stewart's Blunt Talk
'Did he say Falklands sarcastically?'
DreamWorks Animation's Home Invades The US Box Office
Get Hard jailed in second
The Jameson Empire Awards 2015 Live Blog
All the winners and presenters as it happens!
Jameson Empire Awards Arrivals Gallery
Chastain! Gillan! Atwell! Cavill! Fans!
Spectre Opening Sequence Will Be 'Biggest In Bond History'
Empire reports from Day Of The Dead in Mexico
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
The Jameson Empire Awards 2015 Live Blog
All the winners and presenters as it happens!
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Spectre
23 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Invisible Woman (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Great Expectations (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Skyfall (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Is Penelope Cruz in Bond 24?
Rumours surface once again

11 April 2014  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Premiere (via Den of Geek)

submit to reddit

Back in the summer of last year there was some talk of Penelope Cruz securing a role in Sam Mendes' developing follow-up to Skyfall. While no more was heard in the immediate weeks and months following, Cruz has now once again been linked to Bond 24, via what seems to be a credible source. The French Premiere magazine has spotted her name next to Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris on a Sony release update.

If that's accurate, and not just an admin cock-up within Sony's PR, it marks a pleasing casting symmetry with Skyfall, which starred Cruz' husband Javier Bardem as the villainous Silva.

As a Bond-girl - whatever that now means in these slightly more enlightened Bond days - Cruz would be an unusually high-profile choice, and the first Oscar-winner to take such a role (Halle Berry won her Academy Award post-Bond). But she's picking her roles carefully lately, turning out only for Ridley Scott, Woody Allen and her old mucker Pedro Almodovar in the last couple of years, and a big Bond role would make sense alongside her swashbuckling outing in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 2011. She's not averse to a blockbuster in the billion-dollar box office club.

Noticeably absent from the Sony document is any mention of Chiwetel Ejiofor, recently mooted as Bond's next adversary. That may be because the list was written before that news broke, or more likely, it's because most casting aside from the names confirmed as returning from last time is still very much up in the air. Sony, of course, are not commenting.

The still untitled new Bond adventure is expected to kick off shooting in November ready for an October 23 release next year.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Images Of Ryan Reynolds In The Voices
Things are going to get weird
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series

Your Comments

This is like gossip. It just a rumor. And in the end, we don't care! More

Posted by Darren47 at 22:26 on 12 April 2014 | Report This Post

Not Stacy
more like honey rider, kara or Natalya. More

Posted by spark1 at 11:36 on 12 April 2014 | Report This Post

Double O Daws
What like Sophie Marceau in The World is not Enough? More

Posted by Mark Daws at 15:54 on 11 April 2014 | Report This Post

Double O Daws
What like Sophie Marceau in The World is not Enough? More

Posted by Mark Daws at 15:54 on 11 April 2014 | Report This Post

Fine
as long as she is not playing another fellow agent. time for the female lead to be a civilian. More

Posted by spark1 at 11:25 on 11 April 2014 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Fast & Furious 7 Review
We run the rule on the return of Toretto, Hobbs and co

Empire Meets Alison Brie
The Get Hard star on Ken Jeong, Toto and her favourite episode of Community

17 ‘What The?’ TV Cameos From Film Directors
From Spike Jonze as a music exec to Peter Bogdanovich as… himself?

Empire Meets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
On A Second Chance, Game Of Thrones pranks and Headhunters' poo scene

The Secrets Behind 44 Classic Cinema Sound Effects
No really, the Ringwraiths are actually plastic cups...

The 30 Greatest Superhero Movies Of All Time
Empire readers pick their top super flicks

10 Videos Every Tom Hanks Fan Should Have Watched By Now
Of course, everyone in the world is a Tom Hanks fan…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)