Kaya Scodelario confirmed as female lead of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’
Kaya Scodelario has been cast as the female lead of the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Jerry Bruckheimer made the announcement Saturday on Twitter.
The British actress has appeared on the MTV series Skins and The Maze Runner movie with Dylan O’Brien.
I’m very excited for her!
Kaya Scodelario was rumored to be the female lead of Pirates a couple of days ago, but now it’s finally confirmed.
Pleased to announce that we cast Kaya Scodelario for the 5th Pirates of the Caribbean. Talented young actor from Skins & The Maze Runner.
— JERRY BRUCKHEIMER (@BRUCKHEIMERJB) January 24, 2015
ABOUT PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
Directed by the Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, the helmers behind Oscar nominated foreign-language epic Kon-Tiki, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will feature Johnny Depp returning in his iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush returning as Barbaossa, and Orlando Bloom making an unexpected return to the franchise as Will Turner. Oscar winner Javier Bardem is also joining the cast as a franchise newcomer.