Depp Close to Deal for Pirates 5 Film

It looks like Captain Jack Sparrow as portrayed by Johnny Depp will continue to light up the silver screen for a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

The Pirates franchise has grossed over $3 billion since the first film The Curse of the Black Pearl in 2003. The fourth movie in the sequence, On Stranger Tides, passed the $1 billion dollar mark at the global box office shortly after it premiered in May of this year, so it is the natural step fort producer Jerry Bruckhemier to get to work quickly on a fifth Pirates script?

Depp, one of the most popular actors in Hollywood, has won numerous acting awards including Golden Globes, and the Screen Actors Guild for Best Actor.

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The fourth Pirates movie was actually the first in the series chronologically, and so it did not include Keira Knightly and Orlando Bloom, but introduced Penelope Cruz instead.

Cruz played Angelica, Depp’s love interest. Depp has previously commented to MTV on his character’s love life: "I think if we did a scenario where it was Captain Jack really falling in love, it would most likely be a silent film. I think he would go completely catatonic and be unable to speak.

"He would probably sit there and quiver for an hour and a half... It would mess up the legend. Which I think is always working for it, to leave the legend behind.”

Bruckhemier has acknowledged that a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean script would never work without Depp, and the deal is said to be very near closing.

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