Paul McCartney Joins Fifth “Pirates” Cast

We’ve had Ketih Richards, and now another iconic rocker is joining the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise with word today that former The Beatles member and living music legend Sir Paul McCartney has joined the cast of the upcoming fifth film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”.

Deadline broke the news on the new casting for the project, which wrapped a while ago and isn’t due for release until May 2017.

The scene will reportedly have McCartney sharing the screen with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). Directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg reportedly added an additional scene that was not in the original screenplay, with the whole scene built around McCartney’s character.

The site emphasis this wasn’t a reshoot, simply additional filming not part of the initial shoot. Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario star in the film which opens May 26th next year.