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Production commences on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Story by Jack Foley

PRODUCTION has commenced on location in Australia on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic comedy adventure Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning (of Kon-Tiki fame), the fifth entry in the blockbuster franchise sees Johnny Depp returning to his iconic, Academy Award®-nominated role of Captain Jack Sparrow, one of the most beloved characters in motion picture history.

Joining him on this occasion are Oscar® winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Skyfall), rising young stars Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner, British television’s Skins) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, The Giver) as well as Golshifteh Farahani (The Patience Stone, Exodus: Gods and Kings).

Rejoining the action are Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa, Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs and Stephen Graham as Scrum.

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea.. .including him.

Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has, to date, reaped $3.7 billion in worldwide box office.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will film entirely at Village Roadshow Studios and on locations within Queensland, Australia.

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