"She plays the daughter of Blackbeard," executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer told MTV News at ShoWest in Las Vegas. "She's the daughter of the bad guy.
"She brings a lot of humor to it. And the fact that she's so feisty," he continued, adding that there will be "a little romance between [Depp's] Captain Jack and the character that Penelope plays."
A few weeks after our story on Cruz joining the film, we reported that Ian McShane was in talks to play Blackbeard. Shooting is set to begin in June, with Rob Marshall directing the film. We'll be sure to keep you posted on any and all Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides news as soon as we have more information.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was released May 20th, 2011 and stars Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Kevin McNally, Sam Claflin, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Stephen Graham. The film is directed by Rob Marshall.