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November 3, 2008

RUSSELL Brand is thrashing out a deal to appear in Pirates of The Caribbean 4 — as Captain Jack Sparrow’s brother.

The deal to play Jonathan, younger brother of Johnny Depp’s character, could be worth £5million.
It would catapult Brand, 33, into the Hollywood A-list less than a week after resigning from his Radio 2 show over the Andrew Sachs phone row involving him and Jonathan Ross.

A source said: “There couldn’t be a role more perfectly suited. There’s a lot of Jack Sparrow in his mannerisms and behaviour. Depp’s accent isn’t a million miles away from Russell’s either.

“Russell joining the Sparrows alongside Johnny and Keith Richards as their dad will complete the ultimate on-screen pirate family.”

Brand, based in Los Angeles for the next few months working on new films and a Comedy Central special, has already formed a close relationship with Disney.

In his first US theatre show since the Radio 2 scandal, he took a swipe at Sachs’s granddaughter, burlesque dancer and model Georgina Baillie — who was at the centre of the phone storm.

He told the audience in West Hollywood: “Burlesque and erotica – I’ve been rethinking it of late.”


  • Nov 06caroline says:  

    we wait to see pirate of the caribbean 4 , and waiting to see jack sparrow again , you are the best johnny

  • Nov 08Naiomi says:  

    When does Johnny do the premieres for Public Enemies? cant wait to see those lovely pics of him!

  • Nov 09LillyVam says:  

    *+Russel o.O!!!!*+

  • Nov 11Spencer says:  

    I really hope that Russel does not get to play his brother, think this would be a bad move by Disney. Great that POTC 4 will be made though!

  • Nov 11Hayden says:  


    This could not be more horrible.

    I hope Disney decides against it! Pirates of the Caribbean 4 just needs Captain Jack!

  • Nov 15NastyA says:  

    I am waiting for pirates 4, want to see Johnny again and again in different films.Johnny Depp is my favourite Actor…

  • Nov 16Naiomi says:  

    Johnny is simply woooow!

    why cant there be a competiton to meet Johnny?!

  • Nov 18Naiomi says:  

    Wooow Johnny looks very different in that new pic of him! BUT he is still gorgeous and my number 1 forever!

    Dear Luciana

    this is an odd question i know! but I have to ask you this… does Johnny read these messages that we all put?

    thank you

    I would LOVE to know

  • Nov 18TheBug says:  

    I hope Russel in POTC it would rewin it all because you cant take him as a pirate although he would make a great pirate he wouldnt make a good pirate in POTC. Its a no from me!!

  • Nov 18Luciana says:  

    Naiomi, no he doesn’t

  • Nov 24Naiomi says:  

    Thanks Luciana

    I just saw a pic of Johnny in the movie section the one of him in sleepy hollow woow!!

  • Jan 09KayteeLou says:  

    I do love Russell Brand but I just couldn’t see him working too well in a pirates movie and Johnny would just put him to shame… but I guess we’ll all have to wait and see.

    I hoped and prayed for a pirates 4 after At Worlds End; I’m so relieved it’s going to happen :)

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