Directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates” stars Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Ian McShane, who will play Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard the Pirate, Penelope Cruz as Blackbeard’s daughter, “Sparrow’s foil and equal in many ways”, and French Actress Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, who will play a beautiful young mermaid named Syrena. Stephen Graham (Public Enemies Gangs of New York, Band of Brothers, Snatch) will be “Scrum, a Machiavellian pirate,” who’ll be “a sidekick to Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow.”
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is set for a May 2011 released.
Official plot synopsis:
In this action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise, Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), and he’s not sure if it’s love–or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.