On Wednesday Norwegian directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg told Deadline they will be shooting Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 – titled Dead Men Tell No Tales – in both Puerto Rico and New Orleans ‘at the end of the year.’
Johnny is set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow. Geoffrey Rush is locked in as Barbosa and Keith Richards will reprise his role as Captain Teague, MailOnline has learned.
As MailOnline exclusively reported in December, Christopher Waltz is in the running to snap up the role of the film’s villain.
Penelope Cruz, who played the fiery Angelica Teach in Pirate’s 2011 film On Stranger Tides, will not be taking a starring role, though it’s possible she could make a very small cameo, MailOnline has learned.
In this new installment of the Disney franchise – which is set for a 2016 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.
Christopher – best known for his turn in Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 hit Inglourious Basterds – is interested in playing Brand.
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 Rebecca Hall of Vicky Cristina Barcelona fame has reportedly been mentioned for the part. The role calls for a woman in her 30s.
Before Penelope, Keira Knightley was the female lead of the franchise.
The script is by Jess Nathanson and producers include Johnny and his older sister Christi Dembrowski, as well as Jerry Bruckeheimer.
Johnny’s girlfriend Amber Heard was in the news on Tuesday for reportedly stepping out to Ago restaurant in LA with a rock on her wedding finger, hinting that she may be engaged to the acting icon.
As the title reveales, Johnny was caught and photographed with his pants down while filming his upcoming comedy movie “Mortdecai”. He reveals beige boxers and red socks and garters as he creeps past two men fighting on the pavement.
I uploaded some pictures to the photo gallery. There are more to come in the next few days which are in a better quality. Stay tuned!
Monday night at Craig’s, by far the hottest restaurant in West Hollywood and where the stars go to dine on comfort food: Sir Elton John and partner David Furnish celebrated the release of Elton’s magnificent new album “The Diving Board” with two superstar guests: Lady Gaga and Johnny Depp. (Also at Craig’s last night: Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit.)
This may have been the biggest star wattage per square inch (or however it would be calculated) in some time. They sat in a secluded banquette with Gaga between David and Elton, and Depp to Elton’s left. Gaga wore a large flowing pink gown with a gigantic blond wig right out of Marie Antoinette. “Actually it’s two wigs,” she told me after I’d made it past the four huge bodyguards in tow.
I did not check their orders. But I do know that Craig’s famous truffled-oiled fried chicken with mashed potatoes and spinach was consumed. It’s the hot spot’s signature dish.
So what was going on? We talked about “The Diving Board,” Elton’s first solo album in 7 years (not counting “The Union” with Leon Russell). The album is released in the U.S. today and it’s already causing a stir. If it’s not nominated for Album of the Year at this year’s Grammys, something is very very wrong.
I was waxing on and on about it until Gaga. who was very amusing, said: “You know, we went to the listening party. I know you think we’re just a pop star and an actor but we did get invited.”
Gaga then showed David, Elton and Johnny– and yours truly by default — a picture of her album cover on her iPhone. It’s a collaboration with famed artist Jeff Koons, and quite stunning. She also told us a story about going to play at the original Cutting Room in New York, and realizing that she looked just like Amy Winehouse. I think that’s when she went blonde.
Johnny Depp mostly listened, and was incredibly polite. As a musician I think he was taking it all in, too.
Meanwhile, a table of twelve people in their 30s, almost all from the record industry, were celebrating a birthday at a long table that ran perpendicular to this star setting. Somehow they kept their cool. But it was probably a very memorable night.
And that’s a Monday night in La La Land at Craig’s. It reminded me of the old Mondays at Morton’s from the 1980s.
PS David showed me pictures of his and Elton’s two little boys, Elijah and Zachary. They are very very cute. And he did tell me that their Elton John AIDS Foundation has just gotten a huge donation in the United Kingdom to help them keep battling AIDS and various diseases. Bravo!
The video below appeared yesterday, September 23, on YouTube. Prime Time Russia is the first TV show for an English-speaking audience in Russia. It runs weekdays from 8-9pm, features news, politics, business, sports and the occasional hot, half naked babette thrown in for comic relief.
According to Belfast Telegraph, stars including Johnny Depp and Bruce Willis have offered words of wisdom to new father Prince William.
The 31-year-old royal and his wife Catherine welcomed their first child, a son, into the world yesterday. Johnny has two children with his ex-partner Vanessa Paradis and is confident that William will relish having a family just as much as he does.
“I would say the same thing to any pop, you know,” he told UK TV show Daybreak when asked to give the prince some words of wisdom. “The best thing – the only thing you can do – first of all it’s the greatest thing you will ever experience, without question. It’s the greatest ride ever. The best thing you can do is just love them and be there.”
Johnny Depp has topped a new poll of celebrities fans would most like to spend the holidays with.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star has been named the dream Christmas dinner guest by more than 1,000 movie fans in a poll conducted by Britain’s Sky Movies HD Christmas Channel.
The Hollywood hunk saw off competition from fellow actors including George Clooney and Tom Hanks, who finished second and third respectively.
Love Actually star Emma Thompson was the top British nominee and highest-ranked actress at number four, while Friends favourite Jennifer Aniston was a popular pick in fifth place.
Ian Lewis, director of Sky Movies, says, “The guys led at the top of the league and while Hanks and Clooney would both undoubtedly light up anyone’s Christmas, Depp was the clear winner for U.K. film fans. He is this year’s ultimate Christmas cracker.”
The 10 most popular festive guests are as follows:
1. Johnny Depp
2. George Clooney
3. Tom Hanks
4. Emma Thompson
5. Jennifer Aniston
6. Julia Roberts
7. Simon Pegg
8. Hugh Grant
9. Cameron Diaz
10. Jim Carrey.
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Johnny makes his directorial debut filming a music video on Tuesday (September 22) at Hatfield House in Herts, England. He directed the music vid for the British indie band Babybird, which is fronted by Stephen Jones. Also featured in the vid is British actor Stephen Graham (This is England, Snatch!).
While filming, Johnny was seen slipping a noose around Stephen Jones’ neck as well as taking a few cigarette breaks
Read more and see pictures at Just Jared
“Dark Shadows” is a ’60s soap opera about vampires. All things supernatural really, but vampires are a big focus thanks to Jonathan Frid’s character Barnabas Collins. In an interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, director Tim Burton — who will soon turn to “Dark Shadows” with frequent collaborator Johnny Depp as its star — said that it’s too early to say if fans can expect a cameo from Frid in the adaptation.
Besides, Burton has bigger “Shadows” concerns than that. “One of the biggest challenges on ['Dark Shadows'] is to just capture that weird tone of the show,” he said. For now, the focus is on Burton’s unfinished “Alice in Wonderland,” which hits theaters in March 2010. As the director reveals in the video below, he hasn’t even seen the Caterpillar yet! “Dark Shadows” will come, in due time. But first, we all need to take a trip down the rabbit hole.
A break into our Johnny world to a very sad news. The actor Heath Ledger was found dead in his apartment today. The Australian-born actor was 28.
Ledger’s respectable filmography includes roles in films such as Candy, Monster’s Ball, 10 Things I Hate About You, Lords of Dogtown, I’m Not There, and Brokeback Mountain, for which he earned a Golden Globe- as well as an Academy Award nomination in 2006. His last onscreen appearance looks to be the role of Joker in the much anticipated Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight, pending a July 2008 U.S. release.
My deepest condolences to his family, loved ones and loyal fans. It’s a tremendous loss, I’m really shocked. RIP, Heath…