December 15, 2014
Kaya Scodelario, Alexandra Dowling And Gabriella Wilde Testing For PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
Variety is reporting now the Disney has found it's young male lead for Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales with Aussie actor Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent). They are now trying to fill a key female role. that will likely be opposite to Brenton. The actresses involved have will be testing with the young actor and I assume role could be similar to Keira Knightley's Elizabeth Swan.
The ladies include Lucy Boynton, Gabriella Wilde (Three Musketeers), Jenna Thiam, Kaya Scodelario (Maze Runner) and Alexandra Dowling (Game of Thrones, Three Musketeers). Brenton's role in The Giver might suggest Disney could be looking for fellow actor connected to a YA series, like Maze Runner's Kaya Scodelario. I wouldn't rule out like Alexandra Dowling also landing the role.
Javier Bardem is set to play the film's villain with Johnny Depp of course returning to the role of Captain Jack Sparrow. A deal that is rumored to be costing Disney around $100 million.
I don't know about you, but I've been watching Netflix's Marco Polo over the last couple of evenings and it's a great series. Funny to find out that the directors of Dead Men Tell No Tales actually shot the first two wonderful episodes. It should give us some hope that the movie could finally scale back the quality we all enjoyed with The Cruse of The Black Pearl.