Penelope Cruz could play a part in the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean, according to Master Herald. The 42-year-old beauty is rumored to be cast in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which hits theaters on May 26, 2017.
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The rumors originated during the film's additional filming in Vancouver, Canada, last month. It was then reported that Beatles legend Paul McCartney is set to appear in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales with a "special role." But it was rumors about Penelope Cruz's possible appearance that excited the franchise's fans.
The franchise announced last year that the main villain in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be Captain Salazar, portrayed by Javier Bardem. Bardem, who married Penelope Cruz in 2010, makes a perfect villain, as seen in the James Bond movie Skyfall four years ago.
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According to rumors, Bardem's evil character is an old enemy of Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp. According to reports, having escaped the Devil's Triangle, Captain Salazar vows to kill every pirate at sea as well as Captain Jack, who could be responsible for the demise of his brother. Apparently, Penelope Cruz is somehow involved in that drama.
And rumors say that Penelope Cruz will play the role of Angelica, a brutal pirate who has some relation to Blackbeard. Blackbeard appeared in the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
As noted by the franchise's fans, Penelope Cruz's character was a love interest of Captain Jack Sparrow in the same installment. The actress hasn't confirmed or denied if she is going to play the role of Angelica in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
If the rumors are confirmed, it's suspected that Penelope Cruz's character will be a yet another villain who will be trying to prevent Captain Jack Sparrow from getting his hands on Poseidon's Trident and becoming the ruler of the seas.
It's also unknown if Penelope Cruz and husband Bardem are going to share screen time in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but given the fact that their goals coincide, the chances of that are pretty high.
In other news, in her latest movie, titled Ma Ma, Penelope Cruz is not afraid of breast cancer, according to A.V. Club. Cruz, who also co-produced the film directed by Julio Medem, plays the role of Magda, who at the beginning of the movie is diagnosed with breast cancer.
While undergoing chemotherapy, Magda meets Arturo, whom she immediately befriends to take advantage of him being a soccer scout so that he can secure a bright athletic future for her young son. But then Penelope Cruz's character falls in love with Arturo after he goes through a rather painful experience in his life.
Penélope Cruz is very excited to bring her new Spanish film "Ma Ma" to the U.S.! https://t.co/V91SaOghFP pic.twitter.com/LDLVP8zJqp
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And as viewers expect Arturo, Magda, and her son to start a happy family life, Penelope Cruz's character is informed that her cancer has spread. But the point of the film is that early in the story, the audience sees a lonely woman and single mother who is informed that she can count the days until her death, and then we get to witness a transformation of some kind.
Toward the end of the movie and the closer she gets to death, Penelope Cruz's character gets happier. And the appearance of Arturo in her life gives her hope that makes her want to live until her very last breath.
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