Legendary Beatles frontman, Paul McCartney may be teaming up with Johnny Depp for 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead men tell no tales'
As for McCartney, he has a list of movie credits a mile long, but they are almost all for song contributions. He and fellow Beatles members John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr shared an Academy Award for Best Original Score for Let It Be, and his most memorable acting turns came playing himself in 1964�s A Hard Day�s Night and Help!, which arrived the following year.
Deadline is reporting that the iconic singer has recently signed on to join the cast of Disney’s upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. While the film has already wrapped, McCartney is apparently shooting an extra scene which will be added in later.
Of course, McCartney won’t be the first rock and roller to make an appearance in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards appeared in the last film, On Stranger Tides, where he played Jack Sparrow’s father, Captain Teague. Richard’s casting was incredibly fitting, especially considering Depp had always maintained that his mannerisms as Captain Jack Sparrow were inspired by Richards himself.
As for McCartney, there’s no word yet on whether he’ll be playing a pirate or someone else, but we’ll definitely be curious to find out when the film debuts later next year!
Starring Geoffrey Rush as Barbosa, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, Javier Bardem as Captain Salazar, Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth, and Brenton Thwaites as Henry, the latest installment of the Pirates series will find Jack (Depp) searching for the trident of Poseidon.