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Graham sails with ‘Pirates 4’ crew

Thesp to play Jack Sparrow's sidekick, Scrum

Stephen Graham has come aboard “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” as a sidekick to Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow.

He’ll portray Scrum, a Machiavellian pirate in Disney’s fourth installment of the franchise in which Sparrow seeks out the fountain of youth. Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane are also starring in “Tides,” set for release May 20, 2011.

Shooting begins this month in Hawaii with Rob Marshall helming from the script by Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott, who penned the previous pics. Jerry Bruckheimer returns as producer.

Graham worked with Depp on “Public Enemies” and recently wrapped on murder drama “The Fields” opposite Sam Worthington. He also will be seen as Al Capone on Martin Scorsese’s series “Boardwalk Empire” for HBO and in William Monahan’s “London Boulevard” opposite Keira Knightly and Colin Farrell.

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