Young Actresses Lining Up for Key Role in ‘Pirates 5’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Young Actresses Lining Up Key Role

As studios wind down before the holidays, Disney is looking to lock up someone for the last major role in its next installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise starring Johnny Depp.

Sources tell Variety that Disney is looking to test a handful of actresses over the next week for the female lead of the action-adventure. Some of the actresses on the list include “Miss Potter’s” Lucy Boynton, “Endless Love’s” Gabriella Wilde, Jenna Thiam, “Maze Runner’s” Kaya Scodelario and Alexandra Dowling of “The Musketeers.”

Details on the role are vague other than she would likely be a love interest to Brenton Thwaites, who recently won the role of a British soldier who teams with Depp’s Jack Sparrow. The studio wanted to wait to make sure that role was sealed up before testing actresses, and now that Thwaites is on board, the studio will do chemistry tests with Thwaites and the actresses to see who best fits the role.

Javier Bardem is also on board to play the villain, with Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg directing. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing.

Production begins in the first quarter of next year with plans to release the pic on July 7, 2017.

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  1. Val says:

    I wish they would hire my granddaughter, Kayla Jackson, who had the lead in the movie Standing Ovation which is on Net Flix
    now. She was young then, but is almost 18 now. Her biggest dream in life would be to be in a movie with Johnny Depp!

  2. elcamino says:

    Stephanie Hunt would be better. Plus she is half Puerto-Rican. They need someone from the Caribbean some time in this series

  3. Ben Dover says:

    From a guys perspective, they’re all boring. I appreciate the unknowns though. Something new rather than the same A list bulimics. Whatever, Johnny Depp’s in it so the chicks will see it. If the stories good the guys will see it. Guess we’ll find out.

  4. Lilja says:

    Jenna Thiam and her hair are amazing in ‘Les Revenants.’

  5. Slightly weird language use in this article – referring to girls which implies young if not very young, but then saying she’s a love interest which implies at least a young adult (especially for Disney film).

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