Penelope Cruz joins Cohen spy comedy

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Penelope Cruz has joined the cast of Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest comedy “Grimsby”.

The spy spoof, from “Now You See Me” director Louis Letterier, tells of a James Bond-type (Mark Strong) who is forced to team with his hooligan brother (Cohen) when he’s forced into hiding in his hometown.

The Hollywood Reporter, who broke the news on Cruz’s casting, say the “Vanilla Sky” actress is playing “a philanthropic corporate leader who may (or may not) be more than she seems”.

Rebel Wilson, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe and Annabelle Wallis star in the movie, currently shooting in the UK and South Africa.