by: Sammy Mink
Javier Bardem is in early talks to join the cast of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES. The action/fantasy sequel will star Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keith Richards, Ian McShane, Stephen Graham, and Geoffrey Rush all reprising their roles. Bardem would play a ghost captain who blames Depp’s Jack Sparrow for the death of his brother and is on the hunt for a supernatural object. Joachim Ronnin and Espen Sandberg are attached to direct the project for Disney.
Bardem is no stranger to villainous roles after playing the memorably creepy Silva in Sam Mendes’s Skyfall. Since then, Bardem has starred in Ridley Scott’s crime thriller The Counselor and lent his voice to sci-fi thriller Automata. Among his upcoming projects, Bardem is set to star in Sean Penn’s drama The Last Face opposite Charlize Theron and will be starring alongside Penn in The Gunman.