PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES has found its female lead!
Kaya Scodelario is set to star in another major franchise! She’s joined the cast of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5. She’ll play the love interest of Brenton Thwaites’ character, a young British soldier named Henry who gets caught up in the world of Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow.
We reported back in December that Kaya was one of five actresses testing for the role. She reportedly beat out Lucy Boynton (BALLET SHOES), Alexandra Dowling (HAMMER OF THE GODS), Jenna Thiam (THE RETURNED), and Gabriella Wilde (CARRIE).
Kaya Scodelario is best known as Teresa from THE MAZE RUNNER and Effy from the popular British TV show SKINS.
Javier Bardem is also expected to star as the film’s villain, Captain Brand.
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES is due to begin shooting in Australia very soon. The film is rumored to be a soft reboot of the original series in many ways, but the plot will be slightly different.
The film will come to theaters on July 7, 2017.