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Published On: Tue, Jun 4th, 2013

Penelope Cruz set to join ‘Bond 24’ essentially becoming ‘oldest’ Bond girl ever

Despite the fact that Sam Mendes is going to do a UK and Broadway version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory before getting back in the Bond director’s chair, meaning that the next Bond won’t be out until at least 2015, rumors are already flying that Penelope Cruz is cast in the film.

The report comes from Yahoo UK, and the UK press loves to speculate wildly about Bond casting well before any reliable info is available. The source passes on word from an unnamed source that contract details are being worked out now, but since there’s no shoot schedule at this point, and possibly not even a finished script.

pirates-of-the-caribbean-movie-penelope-cruz-angelicaFrom Yahoo: “The Spanish actress, who is pregnant with her second child with actor husband Javier Bardem, will start work on the as yet unnamed 24th Bond movie next summer. She will be 40 next April.”

“The producers have tried to get Penelope before, but she has never been available because of other commitments. The discussions have been going on for some time and they are working out the contract details now.”

Cruz, who won Best Supporting Actress for her part in the 2008 Woody Allen film ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’, has a two-year-old son, Leo and is due to give birth any day now.

The source said: “She got back into shape fast after the first baby and will no doubt regain her  figure quickly this time. She’ll be a great Bond girl. Bond girls are always brainy as well as sexy, and that’s totally Penelope.”

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