Captain Jack Sparrow is back as production for new Pirates of the Caribbean film begins in Australia

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Johnny Depp is to return to his iconic Academy Award-nominated role of Captain Jack Sparrow. Production for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has commenced in Queensland, Australia. The fifth instalment in the blockbuster franchise is directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Ronning.

New cast members will be joining Depp – Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men, Skyfall), rising young stars Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner, Skins) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, The Giver) and Golshifteh Farahani (The Patience Stone, Exodus: Gods and Kings). Rejoining the action are also Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa, Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, and Stephen Graham as Scrum.

In this adventure, Captain Jack Sparrow becomes even more unfortunate when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape and are 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.