Keith Richards Frees Inner Swashbuckler

Published: 2004-11-03
When it comes to the movie 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl', people just love to announce that lead actor Johnny Depp found his inspiration for character Captain Jack Sparrow by looking no further than rock legend Keith Richards. Just in case that piece of knowledge isn't satisfying enough, it's been confirmed that Disney has recruited Richards to appear in the sequels to the film in more than just spirit.

The Rolling Stones guitarist and sometimes vocalist has signed up to play Jack Sparrow's father, er, Mr. Sparrow. Richards has reportedly already been for a costume fitting for the upcoming 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Treasures of the Lost Abyss'. Not only will the 60-year-old act in the second instalment of 'Pirates', but he's also set to return for the third movie.

One of the last musicians to jump on the acting bandwagon, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Treasures of the Lost Abyss' will be Keith Richard's acting debut. Filming for the two movies, which is to occur simultaneously, is set to begin in February of next year. In addition to Richards and Depp, the cast of the 'Pirates' sequels will include Keira Knightly, Orlando Bloom, and Geoffrey Rush.

For those who somehow missed out on Depp's now infamous quote (taken from a BBC interview), here it is: "I didn't want to do an imitation of Keith, or a character study, just a kind of salute to him, you know, to show him I appreciate him. I was thinking about the pirates of the 18th century, about how they were the rocks stars of their day. So I thought: Who's the greatest rock and roll star who ever lived? And to me, it's Keith Richards hands down. Keith is a bit of a pirate himself!"

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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Just Johnny Depp makes it a must-see, but you throw Keith Richards in the mix, and you know its got to be good.
Posted by: Anonymous on November 03, 2004
im very intrigued to find out how keith richards plays his character since jack sparrow is in fact based on keith richards. its going to be the biggest movie of the year no doubt since johnny is the funnies in it and the best actor ever oh an did i mention he's the sexies man ever.
Posted by: Anonymous on November 04, 2004
Keith Richards is lucky to have a friend like Johnny Depp. The sequel to POTC will be a huge romp and a fun movie.
Posted by: Anonymous on November 04, 2004
It's going to be twice as funny without a doubt!
Posted by: Anonymous on November 04, 2004
Johnny Depp says that Keith Richards is the best rock and roll star who ever lived (which is true) but to me...Johnny Depp is the best actor who ever lived...He is a great and wonderful actor and to me he deserves to win every award in the world and not to mention that he is stunning! Hes so0o0o0 hot and i think that Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean 3 are going to hits, just like the 1st one. I LOVE JOHNNY DEPP!!!...(who doesnt?
Posted by: Anonymous on November 06, 2004
I can't wait for this movie to come out. I mean it has really wonderful wonderful actors, Johnny Depp (salivates at thought)Orlando Bloom (faints at sight) and Geoffrey Rush, and I think that Keith Richards is so prefect to play Sparrow Sr. I think it may be just me, but they kind of look alike too. I can't wait, I am so gonna be first in line to see this one.
Posted by: Anonymous on November 15, 2004
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