From Beatles to pirates: Paul McCartney joins Pirates of the Caribbean

McCartney is integral to a new set piece being added to the film


Entertainment Desk March 25, 2016
McCartney is integral to a new set piece being added to the film PHOTO: FILE

Beatles' singer Paul McCartney will be joining Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth movie of the Disney franchise.

According to Hollywood Reporter, the movie has already wrapped production, but directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Ronning will be taking on an extra scene that will feature McCartney.

Pirates of the Caribbean will see the return of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and Geoffrey Rush as Barbosa, with Javier Bardem acting as the film's villain.

Orlando Bloom will be returning as Will Turner, a role he last played in 2007's At World's End.

The singer has also previously appeared with his bandmates John, George and Ringo in films such as A Hard Day's Night and Yellow Submarine.

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McCartney is not the first English rock star to appear in the franchise. The Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards played Sparrow's dad in At World's End and On Stranger Tides.

According to Deadline, McCartney is integral to a new set piece being added to the film, which has already finished shooting. It would be the franchise’s second cameo from a major musician, after Keith Richards’ role as Captain Jack Sparrow’s father in 2007’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.

The new Pirates will release in summer 2017.

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