Academy Award winner Javier Bardem is in early talks to play the central villain in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Bardem may follow in the footsteps of his wife, Penelope Cruz, who starred in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
The Skyfall star is in discussions for the part of Captain Brand, a ghost bent on revenge against Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow, who he holds responsible for the murder of his brother.
The “Pirates” sequel is being directed by ‘Kon-Tiki’ filmmakers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg. Jerry Bruckheimer is returning to produce.
The fifth installment in Disney’s blockbuster franchise is expected to begin filming February 2015 in Queensland, Australia. Disney will release “Dead Men Tell No Tales” in July 2017. Source: The Wrap