Monday, March 22, 2010

Penelope Cruz is Blackbeard's Daughter in 'Pirates 4'

Back in February, Penélope Cruz was cast in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," the fourth installment in the popular Disney franchise. Yet until now, her exact role has remained unclear.

During ShoWest in Las Vegas, MTV News spoke to executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer and learned more about who the Academy-award winning actress will play.

"She plays the daughter of Blackbeard," Bruckheimer told MTV News. "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."

Ian McShane is to set to play Blackbeard, the main adversary to Captain Jack Sparrow. As Bruckheimer put it, Blackbeard is "the nastiest pirate ever."

Bruckheimer also confirmed that Geoffrey Rush, who has played Captain Barbossa in the three previous "Pirates" films, will be reprising his role in this film as well.

Filming is slated to begin in June. New actors are in the process of being cast for certain roles, with testing currently in the works. As for the plot, we know the story will pick up with Sparrow's search for the Fountain of Youth. Yet Bruckheimer promised a fresh approach to this familiar material.

"We're going to take a whole new direction," he said.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" is set to sail into theaters May 20, 2011.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Source: MTV News

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