Javier Bardem is in negotiations to play the main villain in the upcoming fifth installment of Disney’s "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Read on for further details.
The “Skyfall” star is currently in talks to play central villain in Disney’s upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” which will see the return of Johnny Depp in his iconic role as Captain Jacksparrow, as well as Geoffrey Rush who plays Barbossa.
Plot details are still unclear, but according to The Hollywod Reporter, Bardem is set to play "a ghost captain who blames Sparrow for the death of his brother. He is searching for a supernatural object to aid him." Along with Bardem is an undisclosed role which has not been cast yet. The role will see a love interest for Sparrow, a woman accused of being a witch.
Bardem is known for his roles in films such as the James Bond movie “Skyfall,” where he played main antagonist Raoul Silva, receiving a BAFTA and a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor and as the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in “No Country for Old Men,” where he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Bardem has also won a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA, five Goya Awards, two European Film Awards, a Prize for Best Actor at Cannes and two Coppa Volpis at Venice for his works.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is set to begin its five-month shoot in Australia next year for a theatrical release on July 7, 2017. "Dead Men Tell No Tales" will be directed by "Kon-Tiki" helmers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg.
The previous "Pirates of the Caribbean" installment, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” grossed a worldwide total of $1,045,713,802, $241,071,802 in North American territories and $804,642,000 in other countries, breaking many box office records upon its release and becoming the second most successful installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, fourth highest-grossing Disney feature, highest-grossing fourth film in a franchise and third highest-grossing film in 2011 and 13th highest-grossing film of all time worldwide.
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