Penelope Cruz to Star as the Next Bond Girl in ‘Bond 24’

By June 3, 2013

When we last left James Bond, he’d vanquished the very evil (and to some, the most complex Bond villain as of late) Silva (played by Oscar-winner Javier Bardem) in Skyfall.

Word’s not only out that Skyfall director Sam Mendes is back in the director’s chair for Bond’s next adventure (working title – Bond 24), but that Bardem’s real-life Oscar-winning missus and white hot sexpot Penelope Cruz (Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) has been confirmed as the next Bond girl.

Most ladies who’re offered the coveted Bond girl but turn it down are RARELY approached again to play the role, but sources close to the film told Yahoo UK that 007‘s producers had “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.”

Turning 40 next April, Cruz also officially rings in as the oldest Bond Girl (Honor Blackmon was 39 when she appeared as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger) AND is due to give birth to her second child any day now…which makes this mommy an all-around bad*** if you ask me!

Principle photography on this $100 million film is slated to start next summer, which gives Cruz PLENTY of time to get back into fighting shape and no one’s too worried about it as the source goes on to say “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.”

With Bond 24 presumably being Daniel Craig’s last time in the tux (Craig himself is 45) and Cruz’s ridiculous good looks/talent, I predict we’re gonna see something a little more grown up and A LOT more sexy.

Stay tuned.

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