Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz has just been cast as Penelope in 'The Brothers Bloom', indie writer-director Rian Johnson's follow-up to 2006 teen film noir 'Brick'.

An international con man adventure, 'The Brothers Bloom' is scheduled to start production in February 2006 across 12 countries in Europe and Asia.

'The Constant Gardener' star Weisz will play an eccentric millionaire that the Bloom brothers target as their last big con.

Johnson is currently scouting locations in Europe.

Weisz's next appearance on Irish screens will be in Darren Aronofsky's 'The Fountain'.