Johnny Depp injures hand on sets of Pirates 5, to go for surgery

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Mar 11, 2015 10:23 IST

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has injured his hand on the sets of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in Australia. Depp will be flying to the US for surgery.

Production on the fifth installment of the Pirates franchise, which began last month on Australia's Gold Coast, is not expected to be overly impacted by Depp's injury according to Disney sources.

The release date is still set for July 7, 2017, reported The Wrap.

Depp, 51, reprises his role of Captain Jack Sparrow in Dead Men Tell No Tales and is joined in the cast by rising stars Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario, as well as Javier Bardem, in a villainous role.

The film is directed by Kon Tiki directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Ronning.

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