Sunday, 7 December 2014

Brenton Thwaites set for Pirates Of The Caribbean 5

With Johnny Depp as usual strapped to the mast as Captain Jack Sparrow and not one, but two directors (Kon-Tiki duo Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg) recruited, the fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean film, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is gathering the rest of its scurvy crew. News arrives via Deadline that Aussie actor Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent) has now won the coveted role of Henry.





Walt Disney Pictures went on the usual casting splurge recently, looking at the likes of Taron Egerton (Testament Of Youth), George MacKay (Pride) and Ansel Elgort (The Fault In Our Stars) to fill the type of role once held by Orlando Bloom and, more recently, Sam Claflin in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Thwaites won out to play the dashing British soldier who will factor into the plot somehow.

With a script that has seen work from Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If you Can), Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is busy building the cast, with offers out to Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men) and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) and a rumoured return for some of the first four films' actors to reunite alongside Depp. The fifth Pirates outing will set sail in cinemas on 7 July 2017.

Thwaites, seen this year in Maleficent and The Giver, has a few films coming up. He'll next appear alongside Ewan McGregor (The Impossible) in Son Of A Gun (due 30 January) and then horror thriller The Signal, which arrives on 13 February. And waiting in the wings for 2016, he has Alex Proyas' (Dark City) Gods Of Egypt.

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