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Ansel Elgort eyed for young lead in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

Ansel Elgort

Ansel ElgortLos Angeles, Nov 3 (PTI) ‘The Fault in our Stars’ actorAnsel Elgort is being eyed by producers of ‘Pirates of theCaribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ for a new young leadcharacter named Henry.

Makers are also looking for Brenton Thwaites (‘TheGiver’) to test for the role. Other candidates include TaronEgerton (‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’), George Mackay(‘Pride (2014)’) and Sam Keeley (‘In the Heart of the Sea’),reported Deadline.

Details of the role are still scarce, but it issupposedly similar to the ones played by Orlando Bloom andKeira Knightley in the first three instalments.

The fifth film in the franchise is finally heading DownUnder for filming.

It is expected to arrive in the US on July 7, 2017.’Kon-Tiki’ helmers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg servebehind the lens, Johnny Depp returns to play the main pirateand Javier Bardem is rumoured to play the main baddie.

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ wasreleased in 2011. Bardem’s wife Penelope Cruz played CaptainJack Sparrow’s love interest, while Sam Claflin and AstridBerges-Frisbey starred as two new young leads.

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