Javier Bardem likely to play villain in Pirates of the Caribbean 5

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Oct 16, 2014 15:12 IST


Javier Bardem

is in talks to play the villain opposite Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The fifth installment sees Depp returning as the pirate captain and Geoffrey Rush as Barbosa.

The movie will be shot in Australia. Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg are directing the fifth film of the franchise, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Bardem will apparently play a ghost captain who is out for revenge. He holds Sparrow responsible for his brother's death. He is searching for a supernatural power to aid him in his revenge.

Bardem, who played a villain in the James Bond movie Skyfall, is working with Sean Penn in The Last Face.

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