Penelope Cruz will not Be The Next Bond Girl
Actress Penelope Cruz will not be starring in the upcoming, Sam Mendes-helmed follow-up as 007’s main squeeze, according to Gossip Cop. "It’s not true," a source close tells the publication of the recent reports regarding the role.
Rumors of Cruz’s supposed gig first surfaced when a production source told Yahoo UK that the 39-year-old was in talks to play the next Bond girl, saying, "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."
Had the rumors been true, Cruz would’ve been the oldest actress to play a Bond girl once the film was released, passing 39-year-old Goldfinger star Honor Blackman for the title. However, Cruz will still be tied to the Bond franchise somehow as her husband, Javier Bardem, played the villain opposite of Daniel Craig in 2012’s Skyfall.