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Penelope Joins Strong & Baron Cohen in 'Grimsby'

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The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Penelope Cruz, the Spanish beauty that has appeared in films like Vanilla Sky, The Counselor, and Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, has agreed to join the cast of Sony's spy comedy Grimsby.

The film will center on a James Bond-esque super spy, played by Mark Strong (Green Lantern, Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass), who is forced to go into hiding in his hometown. There, he winds up having to team up with his soccer hooligan of a brother, who'll be played by Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat).

The film was written by Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph), and Peter Baynham- who also co-wrote Borat and Bruno with Baron Cohen. 

Not much is known about any of the characters in the film, but we do know that Cruz will be joining a cast that also includes Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher, Ian McShane, Scott Adkins, Gabourey Sidibe and Annabelle Wallis. THR claims Cruz may be playing a philanthropic corporate head that may be more than meets the eye.

The production will be directed Louis Leterrier, who helmed the vastly underrated The Incredible Hulk for Marvel Studios, as well as The Transporter 2, and Now You See Me.

They'll be filming this summer in South Africa and the UK, and expect to release the film next year.

SOURCE: THR

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