Javier Bardem to star in Pirates of the Caribbean?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 October 2014
Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem

'No Country for Old Men' actor Javier Bardem is reportedly in talks with film executives to play a new villain in the upcoming film, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tells No Tales'

Javier Bardem is in talks to be the new villain in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tells No Tales'.

The 45-year-old 'No Country for Old Men' actor is reportedly in talks with producers to play the new bad guy in the Disney film series, which has also starred Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Javier is keen on playing a ghostly pirate, who is looking to exact revenge on Jack Sparrow (Depp) who is responsible for the death of the ghost's brother.

However, it is thought that the actor is only in the early stages of discussing the as-yet-unnamed role with the executives, which is due to start filming in Australia.

The script has been worked on by 'Catch Me If You Can' writer Jeff Nathanson and Terry Rossio who has worked on all the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film.

Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg - who worked together on the Academy Award nominated film 'Kon-Tiki' - are in charge of directing the movie, which be available in cinemas from July 7, 2017.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom
  • UK release: 26 May 2017

Captain Jack (Depp) and friends are on a mission to obtain the trident of Poseidon before ghoulish Captain Salazar (Bardem) can get his hands on it. A partial return to form for the franchise, with Bardem vigorous as Jack’s nemesis and a winning performance from Scodelario as an astronomer. It’s all too crowded but it…

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