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Back at ‘Pirates’ helm

Verbinski set for sequel with Depp

Gore Verbinski has agreed to direct “Pirates of the Caribbean 2,” for Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

Sequel has been expected, with Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott previously confirmed as onboard to pen a sequel. Johnny Depp will also reprise his starring role in pic. Disney had already made sequel arrangements with key cast such as Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, though it is uncertain which other cast members will return.

No start date has been set.

“Pirates,” which has grossed $621 million at the worldwide box office, is a homegrown franchise for Disney, spawned by a popular theme park ride at Disneyland.

Pic will be overseen by Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group prexy Nina Jacobson and Brigham Taylor senior VP of production.

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