Cine Latino: Pics of Penélope Cruz on the set of ‘Twice Born’, Eva Mendes Spills Secrets, ‘Paradise Lost’ Is Shut Down

Cine Latino: Pics of Penélope Cruz on the set of ‘Twice Born’, Eva Mendes Spills Secrets, ‘Paradise Lost’ Is Shut Down

Mar 02, 2012

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Penélope Cruz returns to the indie realm with Twice Born (Venuto al mondo) and we’ve got the pictures to prove it. This is Cruz’s second collaboration with director Sergio Castellitto (Don’t Move), with a story based on a novel written by Castallitto’s wife, Margaret Mazzantini. Set in war-torn Saravejo, Cruz plays an Italian single mother living in Rome who decides to take her son to Saravejo to learn about his deceased father (Emile Hirsch). Check out the pics below via ION Cinema.

The gorgeous Eva Mendes vamped up Marie Claire’s March issue with a sultry cover. The Girl in Progress star dished out on all things beauty, Ryan Gosling and what her mama taught her. Mendes has three films coming out this year Girl, Holly Motors and The Place Beyond the Pines.

Here are a few highlights from the Marie Claire interview:

On her boyfriend, Ryan Gosling: “He's your dream costar. I have never felt so creatively satisfied on a film.”

On being a mom with kids one day: “Those are such boring topics to me," she says. "I am not that girl. I don't like talking about things that I want in the future because I feel by verbalizing such things, they won't come true.”

On her image: “I realize I have contributed to a certain happy, healthy, empowered image, but that’s not all of me. I feel it’s important to let women know that I have similar struggles. What I tell girls is what they don’t like about themselves now, they will probably end up loving as an adult, because that’s what happened to me.”

On working out and dieting: "I run four to five times a week, mixing it up among distance running, intervals on a track, and running uphill on a treadmill. I don't eat meat and stopped eating chicken — my skin has gotten a lot better."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Legendary Pictures’ Paradise Lost starring Bradley Cooper, Djimon Hounsou, Casey Affleck, Camilla Belle and Diego Boneta has been shut down. Director Alex Proyas was set to helm the big screen adaptation of John Milton’s epic poem of the same name. Belle and Boneta would have played Adam and Eve with Cooper playing Lucifer.

Sources say the $120 million project wasn’t enough to handle Avatar-like special effects. Legendary is in production on Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim and is developing the supernatural fantasy Seventh Son starring Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges.

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