Jerry Bruckheimer is moving forward with his upcoming fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. The famed producer just cast Kaya Scodelario as the movie’s female lead.
The maker of hit TV shows like CSI and movies like “Top Gun, ” “Beverly Hills Cop” and “The Rock” took to Twitter to make the announcement. He wrote, “Pleased to announce that we cast Kaya Scodelario for the 5th Pirates of the Caribbean. Talented young actor from Skins & The Maze Runner.”
The 22 year old British actress already has 17 movies and television show appearances under her belt.
Due out in 2017, the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is to be subtitled “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Johnny Depp will return as the lead, Pirate Jack Sparrow. Orlando Bloom is rumored to come back as Will Turner and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa. The two actors skipped the previous installment.
Oscar winner Javier Bardem is set to play the villain.
Bruckheimer may be the only person to have liked Johnny Depp’s latest movie, the total bomb “Mortdecai.” He tweeted, “Caught the premiere of #Mortdecai last night. Loved Johnny’s performance. Really funny movie. Excited to start shooting Pirates next month.”
Perhaps he was just trying to be nice to hos starring actor out of fear that Depp might be too depressed about the film’s failure to be up for making the new Pirates movie.