Former Skins star Kaya Scodelario has landed a role in the next Pirates Of The Caribbean film.
Last Thursday (January 22) it was reported that Scodelario was “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, and now producer Jerry Bruckheimer has confirmed that she has joined the cast.
Pleased to announce that we cast Kaya Scodelario for the 5th Pirates of the Caribbean. Talented young actor from Skins & The Maze Runner.
— JERRY BRUCKHEIMER (@BRUCKHEIMERJB) January 24, 2015
Disney has given the next Pirates of the Caribbean film a release date of July 7, 2017. Scodelario, Johnny Depp (Captain Jack Sparrow) and Geoffrey Rush (Captain Barbossa) are the only confirmed cast members at present, though Skyfall‘s Javier Bardem and Aussie rising star Brenton Thwaites are also rumoured to have landed roles in the sequel. Meanwhile, 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 helmed the first two episodes of Netflix’s new drama series Marco Polo, are on board as directors. They will shoot Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men No Tales on location in Australia.
Scodelario 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.