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Sony's Release Schedule Reveals Penelope Cruz Joins 'Bond 24'

April 11, 2014 (7:14 am) GMT
The Bond girl casting rumor surrounding Javier Bardem's wife emerges anew following report that her name appears in Sony's release schedule update for the movie.
Penelope Cruz

Despite denial, rumor that , 39, will join the next James Bond movie re-surfaces. According to Premiere magazine, Sony's latest release schedule update shows the wife of "" villain among the cast of "Bond 24".

The role which Cruz is playing is still unknown, but when the casting rumor first emerged last summer, she was linked to play the leading lady. If the rumor is true, she will be the first Spanish and the oldest it girl in Bond history.

The film is due Stateside on November 6, 2015. Director Sam Mendes and screenwriter John Logan return for the "Skyfall" sequel, while is back as the 007 spy agent. "" star is eyed to play the villain.

is confirmed to reprise his role as James Bond's new boss after 's character met her demise in the last movie. (Eve Moneypenny) and (Q) are expected to return as well.

Aside from the Bond girl, producers are also looking for an actress to play "a Scandinavian with a troubled past who will serve as a brief love interest for Bond." There's rumor that Swedish actresses Ida Engvoll and Disa Ostrand have tested for the movie.

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