Fact: British actress Kaya Scodelario will follow in Keira Knightley's footsteps by playing the female lead in the fifth installment of Pirates Of The Caribbean. The news was confirmed by the movie's producer Jerry Bruckheimer on Twitter.com.
Fact: Pirates Of The Caribbean star Mackenzie Crook has written a new Tv comedy about metal detector enthusiasts. The Detectorists, in which the actor will also star as a middle-aged treasure hunter, will debut on the Bbc in October (14).
Fact: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has passed Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest to become the 10th highest grossing movie of all time in the U.S. The second installment of the popular Hunger Games film franchise has raked in $423.6 million (£254.6 million) domestically, while its estimated international box office total comes in at $863 million (£518.6 million).
Fact: Johnny Depp's fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean movie will be titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Quote: "Sometimes you go to kiddie hospitals and things like that. I'll just sneak in and go and surprise a bunch of kiddies through the different wards... It basically turns into a two-, three-hour improvisation and it's really fun. So I travel with Captain Jack." Johnny Depp keeps his Pirates Of The Caribbean costume in his suitcase for impromptu appearances.
Fact: The latest Pirates Of The Caribbean movie has become only the eighth film ever to surpass $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales. On Stranger Tides joins a select list of films, which includes James Cameron's Avatar and Titanic, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
Fact: Pirates Of The Caribbean star Johnny Depp has been voted the ideal sofa companion for a Dvd marathon. The Blind Side star Sandra Bullock was runner-up in the quirky Sky Movies poll, while George Clooney came third.
Quote: "Penelope taught me the raunchiest Spanish! It's so foul I couldn't bring myself to repeat it." Johnny Depp picked up a few naughty phrases from Spanish beauty Penelope Cruz while shooting Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Quote: "I suddenly popped my head up beside his when he wasn't looking and I said my line. He wasn't happy about it, but I was absolutely buzzing afterwards." Johnny Depp was unimpressed when his Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides co-star Stephen Graham played a prank on him during filming.
Quote: "I am very excited about Snow White. I still can't quite believe what is happening. I can't quite fathom what is going on with my life at the moment. For me to be able to play across from some of the great names is unbelievable. It is so bizarre, I used to play with Lego and now I am a Pirates Of The Caribbean Lego figurine." Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides star Sam Claflin is overwhelmed by his new-found fame, and is looking forward to playing Prince Charming in upcoming movie Snow White and the Huntsman.
Quote: "I think I taught him how to walk around a corner backwards." Rocker Keith Richards imparts knowledge to his movie son Johnny Depp after the Pirates Of The Caribbean star revealed he modelled his character, Captain Jack Sparrow, on the Rolling Stones star.
Quote: "When I was in London doing the movie, my grandkids came on the set and I came towards them in my full Blackbeard gear and they went, 'Oh hi, Grandad. Where's Jack Sparrow?'" Actor Ian McShane admits his young relatives were more excited about seeing Johnny Depp in full costume on the set of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides than their grandfather.
Quote: "They were very caring. It was funny to be dressed as a tough pirate but being treated with delicacy by everybody. I had to learn to sword fight, too. I'd trained for two months before we started shooting." Penelope Cruz told the cast and crew of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides she was expecting a baby as soon as she learned she was pregnant. She gave birth to a son in January (11).
Quote: "When I first came to America I only knew two phrases in English. One was, 'How are you?' and the other was, 'I want to work with Johnny Depp.' Then after I worked with him on Blow, I learned how to say, 'I want to work with Johnny Depp again!' He's very addictive and he just gets better and better over the years." Penelope Cruz was delighted to team up with the actor in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Quote: "Without my magnets, you'd get Blackbeard with half a beard hanging off, shouting, 'Heal my beard, oh Lord!' It felt like I had a dead cat hanging around my neck for the entire day." Actor Ian McShane relied on magnets to keep his fake facial hair in place while filming Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Quote: "The funny thing was trying to control the 50 men who have to follow Angelica's orders! I am so tiny and had to be in control and giving them orders." Penelope Cruz barked orders to play swashbuckling ANGELICA BLACKBEARD in Pirates Of The Caribbean: ON STRANGER TIDES.
Fact: Johnny Depp is to reteam with his Pirates Of The Caribbean director and producer to revamp cowboy hero THE LONE RANGER. Gore Verbinski has signed on to direct the project, in which Depp will play native American sidekick Tonto. Jerry Bruckheimer will produce for Disney.
Quote: "I had an amazing time on it. It was a rather substantial chunk of my life. I was 17 when I started it and 21 when I finished. And I think that was enough for me. I'm on a different path." Keira Knightley is adamant she was right to walk away from the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise.
Fact: The fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean movie is being shot with the latest 3D technology.
Fact: Johnny Depp revived his Pirates Of The Caribbean character for an appearance at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego, California. The star, currently filming the fourth installment in the franchise, taped a video message as Captain Jack Sparrow in which he promised fans "zombies, cut-throats, mermaids, and the vicious and vivacious Penelope Cruz" in the new film.
Fact: Extras casting is underway for the fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean movie - but women with fake breasts needn't apply. Real boobs is one of the stipulations for females who want to get close to Johnny Depp on the film set, as well as the fact women should be aged between 18 and 25 and no bigger than a U.S. size six or smaller than a size four, according to U.S. TV show Access Hollywood.
Quote: "My green Doc Martens now belong to Keith Richards. He stole them from me. He looked at them and said, 'I'm having that'." Johnny Depp has been forced to give up his beloved boots to the Rolling Stones star who played his father in the third Pirates Of The Caribbean movie.
Fact: Orlando Bloom is an expensive date - one fan dished out $13,500 (£9,000) to dine with the Pirates Of The Caribbean hunk in an auction at London's V & A museum to raise funds for the U.K. capital's Great Ormond Street hospital.
Fact: Pirates Of The Caribbean star Orlando Bloom will co-produce and appear in a film about the siege of Sarajevo in Bosnia during the early 1990s. The film will be based on Fools Rush In, U.S. writer Bill Carter's memoir of living in the city during the siege.
Fact: HARRIET BURNS, the woman behind Sleeping Beauty's castle and the Pirates Of The Caribbean ride at Disneyland has died. Burns, who was Walt Disney's first female designer, was 79. She died of complications from a heart condition in Santa Barbara, California.
Quote: "I remember seeing JOHNNY's face on the side of a soft drink cup after he did Pirates Of The Caribbean and decided there and then that I too wanted to be on the side of a cup." Actor Robert Downey Jr took on new movie IRON MAN after seeing Johnny Depp's success in the hit Disney franchise.
Quote: "I keep getting scripts... All these people want to put me in movies now. It's very unusual." Playing Johnny Depp's pirate dad in the third and final Pirates Of The Caribbean film has boosted rocker Keith Richards' acting career.
Quote: "He needs a parrot... He's an icon, I suppose, an iconic pirate... I hope he's not going to have a peg leg. I hope it doesn't come to that. But, you know, it could." Mick Jagger pokes fun at his THE Rolling Stones bandmate Keith Richards' portrayal of Johnny Depp's pirate dad in the third and final Pirates Of The Caribbean movie.
Quote: "We were well prepared for a film because KEITH (RICHARDS) sat us all down before we went on stage and told us how to act, now he's a Pirates Of The Caribbean star!" SIR Mick Jagger jokes about the band's preparation for Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones documentary SHINE A LIGHT.
Fact: The bearded `guru' who joined Paris Hilton for a night out in Hollywood on Saturday (01Mar08) is actually an actor called MAXIE SANTILLAN JR, who starred in Pirates Of The Caribbean and has an upcoming role in MUTANT VAMPIRE ZOMBIES FROM THE HOOD.
Quote: "KEITH arrives on set and suddenly every single person from the crew show up and they're just standing there, watching the arrival of the maestro." Johnny Depp on big-screen father Keith Richards' entrance on the set of Pirates Of The Caribbean: AT WORLD'S END.
Quote: "I think Johnny Depp is very in tune to his feminine side... We all have the male and female inside us and I think it's very attractive when you find... a man, who you can tell is not afraid of the feminine." Lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge is turned on by the Pirates Of The Caribbean star.
Fact: Johnny Depp's leading role as CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW in movie blockbuster Pirates Of The Caribbean has been voted the U.K.'s favourite film character in a new poll by British magazine Total Film. Sparrow beat Star Wars' villain DARTH VADER and spy James Bond to claim the top spot.
Fact: Pirates Of The Caribbean: AT WORLD'S END has been crowned 'the number one worldwide movie of the year' after scoring $960 million (GBP480,000) at the global box office.
Quote: "I am lucky, in that I'm the guy who can masquerade behind a very hairy, spirit-gummed face, with rubber latex on to make me look much older than I am". Pirates Of The Caribbean star Geoffrey Rush can't get enough of his swashbuckling disguise.
Fact: T-shirts design company Yellowman handed out to the cast and crew of new movie Pirates Of The Caribbean: AT WORLD'S END were so popular on the set, producers at Disney have commissioned the clothing firm's bosses to create a limited-edition collection for fans. But the shirts don't come cheap - they're $218 (GBP109) each.
Quote: "I've got a sword from all these (Pirates Of The Caribbean) movies and a bow and arrow from Lord Of The Rings, so I'm all armoured up now. Nobody wants to try and break into my house." Orlando Bloom on the 'weapons' he's claimed from his epic movies.
Fact: 74 countries around the world will get to see the trailer for the third Pirates Of The Caribbean blockbuster, AT WORLD'S END, next week (begs19MAR07), when the sneak peek airs on TVs around the globe.
Quote: "Well you don't hire Keith Richards to get a guy who shows up in the morning, on time wearing a suit and tie. You get a guy who shows up at night, on time, with a bottle of wine. There were good times on the set." Screenwriter Terry Rossio enjoyed working with the Rolling Stones guitarist on the third Pirates Of The Caribbean movie.
Fact: THE DEPARTED, THE QUEEN, UNITED 93, Casino Royale, BABEL, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, Pirates Of The Caribbean: DEAD MAN'S CHEST, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING, DREAMGIRLS and The Devil Wears Prada are the 10 films which will compete for the Best Edited Drama and Best Edited Comedy or Musical prizes at this year's (07) ACE Eddie Awards in Los Angeles on 18 February.
Fact: Socialite Paris Hilton was the most searched person on Google News section in 2006. Pirates Of The Caribbean star Orlando Bloom came second in the internet search engine's annual ranking stakes.
Fact: Pirates Of The Caribbean: DEAD MAN'S CHEST has become Disney's fastest selling DVD ever in the UK. Nearly 1.5 million copies were sold last week (ends24NOV06).
Fact: The famous portrait of Keith Richards dressed as a pirate, which inspired Johnny Depp's character CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW in the Pirates Of The Caribbean films, is now on display at central London's Artisan Gallery.
Fact: Pirates Of The Caribbean: DEAD MAN'S CHEST is the first movie of 2006 to cross the $400 million (GBP222 million) mark.
Fact: Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain composer GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA and Pirates Of The Caribbean costume designer PENNY ROSE will be among the recipients of craft awards at the 10th annual Hollywood Film Festival in October (06).
Quote: "I'd tone down my a**e. That I could do very simply by just working out, but I obviously don't want it that much!" Pirates Of The Caribbean star Keira Knightley on what she would like to change about her body.
Fact: The third Pirates Of The Caribbean movie, set partly in Singapore, will be called PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END. The film will open next May (07).
Quote: "He's very good looking and if you have the misfortune to be caught in a two-shot (scene) with him, you're bound to look like Shrek." British actor Tom Hollander on the perils of acting alongside his Pirates Of The Caribbean: DEAD MAN'S CHEST co-star JOHNNY DEPP.
Quote: "Normally, when I come to Disneyland, I'm on drugs. I'm not saying I'm not on drugs now, but this is a different experience." Marilyn Manson describes how he usually likes to visit the Californian attraction at last month's (JUN06) premiere of Pirates Of The Caribbean: DEAD MAN'S CHEST.
Quote: "There's absolutely nothing wrong with wearing raunchy outfits. It's fabulous fun and I love a bit of saucy stuff now and then." Keira Knightley on the eye-popping gown she wore at the London premiere of Pirates Of The Caribbean: DEAD MAN'S CHEST last night (05JUL06).
Quote: "We did get together in a hotel room and dress up as pirates. He looked beautiful in the clothes and his hair was in dreads. Gorgeous! Just gorgeous!" Johnny Depp whets the appetite for ROLLING STONE Keith Richards' much-hyped, upcoming turn as his character's father in the third Pirates Of The Caribbean movie.
Quote: "I'm convinced he's going to outshine us. All he has to do is stand there." Johnny Depp worries filming the third Pirates Of The Caribbean film with idol Keith Richards will show him in a poor light.
Quote: "We kiss and cuddle. Every now and again he'll say, 'Orly, can I have a quick kiss? I miss you.' I'm like, 'Johnny, really?'. Orlando Bloom reveals a more intimate side to working with Pirates Of The Caribbean co-star JOHNNY DEPP.
Quote: "It kind of makes sense to me. I'm more than confident that Keith (RICHARDS) is gonna probably just arrive and blow us all of the screen." Johnny Depp insists he's not intimidated to work with his idol Keith Richards on the third Pirates Of The Caribbean film.
Quote: "Orlando wasn't that great. Let's just say, my face needed a tissue afterwards. But Johnny Depp certainly wasn't bad." Keira Knightley rates the kissing skills of her Pirates Of The Caribbean co-stars Orlando Bloom and JOHNNY DEPP.
Quote: "He's half squid and half crab, but there's a man in there somewhere. And weirdly he's Scottish." Actor Bill Nighy explains his character Davy Jones in Pirates Of The Caribbean: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
Quote: <p>"They say DAVEY (JONES) is a baddie, but I think he's just a man who's had very bad luck." Bill Nighy teases fans about his evil role opposite Johnny Depp in the next two Pirates Of The Caribbean movies. </p>