We heard back in February that Penelope Cruz would be joining Johnny Depp, the remaining cast member of the Pirates franchise for the fourth installment of the series entitled Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides but we werenâ€™t sure what she was cast as. Thanks to an interview with MTV the captain of the billion dollar series, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, explained that Penelope will portray the feisty, Spanish daughter of evil pirate Blackbeard. At some point in the movie she with Deppâ€™s Captain Jack Sparrow and apparently some sparks fly. Bruckheimer stated: â€œShe brings a lot of humor to it. And the fact that sheâ€™s so feistyâ€¦ a little romance between Captain Jack and the character that Penelope plays.â€ Cruz has been making some great choices lately. Although I didnâ€™t love the musical Nine, there was something so open about her performance. Sheâ€™s always been good but lately it seems like sheâ€™s reached a new level in her acting, sheâ€™s free and unpredictable and completely fascinating to watch. Thereâ€™s no doubt she can handle a film like this ,and her and Depp had great chemistry back in Blow so it will be great to see them on screen again (wish it was in something more like Blow, but hey, you canâ€™t win them all!) Ian McShane will be playing Sparrowâ€™s nemesis Blackbeard, who is apparently â€œthe nastiest pirate everâ€ according to Bruckheimer (sell that villain!). He also confirmed that the rumor that Geoffrey Rush, who has played Barbossa in first three films will in fact be coming on board for the fourth film (I wonder how much heâ€™s making? Any guesses??). Filming is supposed to start in June so we have plenty of time for more casting news. Iâ€™m guessing that with all the star power in the film, Bruckheimer will cast a few up and comers like he did with Kiera Knightley back in the day. The man likes to show that he can take a new face and make it famous (I wonder if he gets their first born?) Of course, Bruckheimer has once again promised a fresh approach to the filmâ€¦ â€œWeâ€™re going to take a whole new direction,â€ he said.