Penelope Cruz Pictures Shooting Venuto al Mondo in Rome

Penelope Cruz Gets to Work in Rome as Javier Bardem's Confirmed For Bond 23!

Penelope Cruz took direction on the set of Venuto al Mondo.

Penelope Cruz popped up on the Rome set of Venuto al Mondo today with her costar Emile Hirsch. Their director, Sergio Castellitto, was in on the action too to show both Penelope and Emile exactly what he wanted in the shot. Penelope was also hard at work yesterday in Italy, where production on the film moved following a stint in Bosnia. Her husband, Javier Bardem, temporarily left her side to focus on his humanitarian work with the UN in NYC. There will be more travel for Javier, though, now that a long-rumored role has been confirmed for him. Javier Bardem will play the villain in the upcoming 23rd Bond film, which is rumored to be going by the title Skyfall.