Since winning an Oscar and having a child, Penelope Cruz has been keeping a low profile, but she poised to come back on screens in a big way. In addition to her role in the new Woody Allen film, To Rome with Love, Deadline has reported that Cruz has signed on to costar in the Ridley Scott directed, Cormac McCarthy scripted film The Counselor, alongside Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt and husband Javier Bardem. Also announced today was that she would be filmming another movie with long time collaborator Pedro Almodovar. The flick Los Amantes Pasajeros (The Brief Lovers) is about an affair on an airplane and will star other Almodovar regulars like Lola Duenas, Javier Camara and Cecilia Roth.
While the cast for The Counselor is incredible, I am most interested in her reteaming with Almodovar, who has gotten some great performances out of the actress in the past. Their collaborations have yielded great films such as Live Flesh, All About My Mother, Volver, and Broken Embraces, so I’m excited to see what their new collaboration might bring.