Russell Brand's Pirate role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 November 2008

Russell Brand's Pirate role

Russell Brand is set to star in 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4' as the brother of Johnny Depp's character Captain Jack Sparrow

Russell Brand is set to star in 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4'.

The 33-year-old comedian - who recently resigned from his British radio show following controversy over lewd phone calls he made during a programme - will reportedly earn £5 million for portraying Jonathan, the brother of Johnny Depp's character Captain Jack Sparrow, in the latest instalment of the Disney franchise.

A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "There couldn't be a role more perfectly suited. There's a lot of Jack Sparrow in his mannerisms and behaviour. Johnny's accent isn't a million miles away from Russell's either.

"Russell joining the Sparrows alongside Johnny and Keith Richards as their dad will complete the ultimate on-screen pirate family."

It was recently revealed Johnny will earn £32 million for reprising his role as the eccentric swashbuckler for a fourth time, making him Hollywood's highest earning film star.

Johnny's co-stars in the first three films in the franchise, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, are unlikely to appear in the latest instalment.

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