One of the webloids is attempting to create a feud between Angelina Jolie and Penelope Cruz, but the alleged drama is completely made-up. The bogus article claims Cruz is upset about the fellow actress working with her husband Javier Bardem in the upcoming Bride of Frankenstein remake, but the story is inaccurate on several levels. Gossip Cop can exclusively clear up the situation.
Bardem is on board to star as Frankenstein’s monster in the second film in Universal’s “Dark Universe” franchise, which began with this summer’s The Mummy. The studio wants Jolie for the role of the monster’s bride, but she’s yet to sign on to the project. In fact, recent reports indicated the actress isn’t even in negotiations with Universal just yet. But that didn’t stop RadarOnline from concocting a story saying Cruz is unhappy about her husband’s “working relationship” with Jolie on film’s “set.”
A supposed “insider” tells the site, “Penelope has never been a fan of Angelina’s, partly because of her reputation as a man-eater but also because she considers her a sanctimonious, self-obsessed bore. The idea of her working with Javier gives Penelope the creeps, big time.” The outlet then quotes a so-called “on-set mole” as saying, “There’s an expectation Angie will walk onto this set as queen bee, throwing her ego around and expecting the likes of Javier to act as her underling… He may be okay letting her walk all over him, but Penelope isn’t.”
Once again, not only has shooting on the film yet to begin, but Jolie hasn’t even accepted the role yet. The webloid would know this had it bothered to do a minimal amount of research. Although the majority of the site’s story is provably untrue, Gossip Cop still checked in with a source close to the situation to see if Cruz is put off by the idea of Jolie working with her husband, and we’re exclusively assured that scenario is “false” as well.
Oddly enough, this isn’t the first time Gossip Cop has had to debunk a phony story regarding Jolie’s involvement in the Bride of Frankenstein remake. We recently busted RadarOnline’s sister publication, the National Enquirer, for wrongly reporting Kristen Stewart was replacing Jolie in the title role. That article was entirely untrue and the same goes for this latest one.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.