Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones) will no longer be the only famous rocker to have popped up in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, as a new report from Deadline states that music legend Paul McCartney (The Beatles) has signed on for a small role in 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Supposedly, directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg and producer Jerry Bruckheimer decided to do some additional shooting after wrapping production on the film and now have an “extra big set-piece scene” built around McCartney.
McCartney doesn’t have a ton of acting experience outside of his Beatle-related films from the 60s; since then, he has mainly just made cameos on TV shows such as 30 Rock and Bojack Horseman.
Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth installment in the long-running film series, which stars Johnny Depp as the boozy Captain Jack Sparrow, a character who the actor partially based on the previously mentioned Richards. Eventually, Richards was asked to play Captain Teague in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the franchise’s third and fourth films, respectively.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is set for release on May 26th, 2017, with the returning Johnny Depp (Jack Sparrow), Geoffrey Rush (Barbossa), Kevin R. McNally (Joshamee Gibbs), Stephen Graham (Scrum) and Orlando Bloom (Will Turner) joined by Javier Bardem (Skyfall), Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner), Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent) and Golshifteh Farahani (Exodus: Gods and Kings).