JOHNNY Depp wants Russell Brand to star in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
Movie insiders say the Brit comic is wanted to add a new element to the blockbuster franchise which looks set to run for another two movies at least.
“Johnny is a big fan of Russell’s and ultimately he has a big say in who he works with,” reports one Hollywood source.
“The idea is to give Jack a new sidekick — someone who will bring out a new side to the character. This will also be a massive opportunity for Russell and establish him among the Hollywood A-list.”
Depp has previously insisted he loves playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the smash hit movie franchise.
“They’ll wheel me in,” says Johnny on the possibility of being an old Jack.
“My dreads will get tangled in the wheels of my chair. With a character like Captain Jack, you feel like you could just continue. The possibilities are endless and limitless. There is any possibility of madness and absurdity that could commence, so you feel that, with this character, you’re never really done.”
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