Keith Richards will once again step into the boots of Captain Teague, MailOnline can exclusively reveal.
The Rolling Stones musician is set to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow’s father in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
‘After months of talks, Keith has signed on to rejoin Johnny Depp in this fifth Pirates film,’ a source tells MailOnline. ‘Cameras are scheduled to start rolling in October. Also, Christopher Waltz may plan villain Captain Brand, MailOnline has learned.
Keith has appeared in two previous Pirate films: 2007’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and 2011’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. In 2012 the rock god said the chances of him coming back to the movie franchise were good. ‘I spoke to Johnny a couple of weeks ago and he said, “Are you up for another one?”‘ he offered.
At the time, he was not able to confirm his involvement. ‘I can leave it at that because I know no more, but I do have the costume!’ he added. Keith was cast in the Pirates films after Johnny admitted the musician inspired his flamboyant portrayal of Jack in the original Pirates of the Caribbean, which was called The Curse of the Black Pearl and came out in 2003.
In this new installment of the Disney franchise – which is set for a 2015 release – Jack and his team are in search of The Trident, which Keith’s Teague holds valuable information to. The villain this time is Captain Brand, a ghost that wants the Trident so he can get his revenge on Jack. Brand believes Jack turned his brother Eric into a pirate, which led to his death.
MailOnline can exclusively reveal that Christopher – best known for his turn in Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 hit Inglourious Basterds – is interested in playing Brand, but no commitments have been made yet.
Also in Dead Men Tell No Tales, Jack becomes enchanted by Barbosa’s daughter, Carina Smyth.
She’s a beautiful woman in her late 30s who is called a witch by some but is really an adept astronomer.
‘She falls for Jack as their adventures keep them together, but he rebuffs her advances in fear of angering Barbosa,’ script notes obtained exclusively by MailOnline reveal.
Carina has not yet been cast, but Geoffrey Rush is a go to reprise his role as Barbosa.
Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg are set to director from a script by Jess Nathanson.
Producers include Johnny and his older sister Christi Dembrowski, as well as Jerry Bruckheimer.
Johnny and Amber, together again on the big screen! Johnny Depp, 50, will make a cameo in London Fields, an upcoming thriller starring his 27-year-old girlfriend Amber Heard.
The crime thriller, based on the 1989 novel by Martin Amis, started filming in September in London. The plot follows a terminally-ill ex-pat, played by Billy Bob Thornton, who meets a psychic named Nicola Six (Heard) at a seedy London bar. Nicola, who knows she will be murdered before her upcoming birthday, begins a torrid love affair with three different men– one of whom is her killer. Theo James and Jim Sturgess will costar in the film.
Although Depp’s role in the movie remains unknown, sources told The Hollywood Reporter that the Pirates of the Caribbean actor has already filmed his scenes during short breaks from other in-production films, the big screen-adaptation of Into the Woods and Mortdecai.
The 50-year-old Hollywood star turned up sporting a new blond ‘do as the surprise guest Saturday night at the London Film Festival, where he gave Christopher Lee a special award for his legendary career.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, upon presenting the horror icon a British Film Institute Fellowship, Johnny said it was a “great honor to be here” and hailed Lee as a “great man, a very great man indeed.”
The two have co-starred in three films together, all directed by Tim Burton—Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Dark Shadows (Lee also lent his voice to Burton’s Corpse Bride and Alice in Wonderland, both with Johnny).
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Disney’s set a December 25, 2014 release date. The official synopsis for those who haven’t seen the musical on stage:
“Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel–all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.”
In addition to announcing the new song and the start of production, Disney also provided this detailed list on the cast and the characters they’ll be portraying in Into the Woods:
· Emily Blunt is the Baker’s Wife, a childless woman who longs to be a mother.
· James Corden plays the role of the Baker, a hard-working man who desperately wants to start a family.
· Anna Kendrick fills the shoes of Cinderella, who finds herself on a journey of self-discovery.
· Chris Pine portrays Cinderella’s Prince, charming and impossibly handsome, who is on an endless quest to find his bride.
· Johnny Depp steps in as the Wolf, who sets his sights on Little Red Riding Hood.
· Lilla Crawford makes her feature-film debut as Little Red Riding Hood, a smart and spunky girl who journeys into the woods, finding unexpected adventures along the way.
· Daniel Huttlestone lands the role of Jack, an absentminded and adventurous boy who trades his treasured cow for five magic beans.
· Tracey Ullman joins the cast as Jack’s Mother, a poor and exasperated mom who is overwhelmed, yet fiercely protective of her son.
· Christine Baranski takes on the infamous Stepmother who wishes for riches and grandeur; she’ll do anything to marry off one of her daughters to a prince.
· MacKenzie Mauzy plays Rapunzel, a sheltered young woman who experiences the world beyond her tower for the first time.
· Billy Magnussen is the dashing and eager Prince who courts Rapunzel.
Supporting roles will be played by Tammy Blanchard and Lucy Punch as Cinderella’s spoiled stepsisters, Richard Glover as the Princes’ royal steward, Frances de la Tour is the giant, Simon Russell Beale as the Baker’s father, Joanna Riding is Cinderella’s late mother, and Annette Crosbie is Little Red Riding Hood’s beloved granny.
Johnny Depp once said you were capable of anything. Do you agree?
I guess I have been very lucky. When I first worked with Johnny on Finding Neverland [in 2004], I was only about nine, and he was just a nice man to me, not a Hollywood star. Then we worked again on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [a year later]. I still see him sometimes.
Warner Bros is in talks with Joel Edgerton to star in “Shantaram“, an adaptation of the Gregory David Roberts novel that is being produced by Inifinitum Nihil partners Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski, and GK Films’ Graham King. Following a couple of stalled attempts to get this movie up and running after the studio paid $2 million for the rights in 2004, Johnny himself jump started the process by personally courting Edgerton to play a role Johnny once intended to play before the film was derailed by the Writer’s Strike.
Edgerton is being courted for the lead role of a remarkable protagonist who, at the time the book became a sensation in Hollywood, was said to have been modeled after the author in a thinly veiled memoir. He starts as an Australian heroin addict who escapes a maximum-security prison, reinvents himself as a doctor in the slums of India and eventually uses gun-running and counterfeiting skills to fight against the invading Russian troops in Afghanistan.
“The Newsroom” actress soon could be added to the cast of the adaptation of Kyril Bonfigloi’s anti-hero art dealer novels. I’ve learned Olivia Munn is in negotiations to join Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor in the David Koepp-directed “Mortdecai“. Details are sketchy about Olivia’s potential role in the Lionsgate thriller, but it’s doubtful that she’ll be playing the Jock Strapp character, Mortdecai’s long-suffering manservant in the books. Eric Aronson wrote the script for the film from Bonfigloi’s 1970s work with Johnny playing the roguish Charlie Mordecai.
Ricky Gervais and Johnny Depp together cover a lot of bases when it comes to appealing qualities.
But Gervais was far more concerned today as to which of them is, simply, more aesthetically pleasing. So he asked his Twitter followers to weigh in!
“Seriously, who’s better looking? RT for Cool Gervais Favourite for Ugly Depp,” the actor and cocreator of The Office tweeted today, along with a picture of himself and Depp that appears to have been taken in 2011, when Depp guest-starred on “Life Is Too Short” and pretended to be super-scorned by Gervais’ cracks about him at the Golden Globes
The results of Gervais’ little experiment?
At press time, Depp is just edging Gervais with 1,157 favorites to 1,077 retweets for the Brit – so it’s no blowout yet!
The 49-year-old actor has been dating Amber on and off since he separated from his long-term partner, Vanessa Paradis, in June 2012, and forked out on a $16 million ranch in Nashville, Tennessee, in December as a love nest for his new girlfriend.
A source told The Sun newspaper:
“Johnny’s told Amber he wants to marry her and have children after introducing her to his kids [by Vanessa] Lily Rose and Jack.
“He’s bought her another horse [for the ranch] so the one he got her last year can breed.”
It was reported that bisexual Amber had dumped Johnny in January because she was tired of his moods, but the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘ star won her back by showering her with expensive gifts. The 27-year-old blonde – who was spotted with Johnny at a Rolling Stones concert in Los Angeles over the weekend – is determined to give the relationship another go and is hoping to spend more time with his children.
The insider added:
“She’s smitten with him but won’t take any nonsense. She wants him to calm the late nights and whisky drinking before they plan a wedding.
“They’re going to stay with the kids at his house in Plan de la Tour in the south of France, so it’s full steam ahead again.”
Tia Mowry’s husband is giving her the greatest gift of all this Mother’s Day – the chance to meet Johnny Depp! At the launch event for her new Milky product with twin sister Tamera at the A Pea in the Pod store in Beverly Hills on Thursday, May 2, the mother of 22-month-old son Cree shared with Us Weekly how she’ll be celebrating the holiday this year.
“Last year, I was out of town promoting my book Oh Baby so I didn’t get to do much. This year my husband is actually shooting a movie in New Mexico with Johnny Depp, so guess where we will be? We will be in New Mexico with Johnny Depp,” she told Us about husband Cory Hardrict’s role in the action film Transcendence. “I want to meet him because I’ve never met him before.”
“We’ll just get on a plane, go hang out, have dinner and maybe have a nice spa day,” she said of the trip. “I’ll probably get to meet him. I’m so excited about that. I’m very proud of my husband.”