Former ‘Skins’ star Kaya Scodelario in talks for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ role

She'd join Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men No Tales'

Former Skins star Kaya Scodelario could be joining the cast of the next Pirates of the Caribbean film.

According to Deadline, the actress is “in early talks” to play the female lead in the franchise’s fifth instalment, which is titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men No Tales.

Disney has set the sequel for release on July 7, 2017. At present, Johnny Depp (Captain Jack Sparrow) and Geoffrey Rush (Captain Barbossa) are the only confirmed cast members, though Aussie rising star Brenton Thwaites is also rumoured to be in discussions for a role and Orlando Bloom has revealed that he is in talks to return as apprentice-turned-seafarer Will Turner.

Norwegian duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, who recently shot the first two episodes of Netflix’ new drama series Marco Polo, are on board as directors.

Scodelario, 22, made her name playing Effie Stonem in Skins from 2007 to 2010 before making a transition to films with roles in Clash of the Titans, Wuthering Heights and last year’s The Maze Runner, whose sequel she will also appear in.