MUMBAI: The Walt Disney Pictures has cast British actor Sam Claflin in producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. This is the fourth film in the series.
Claflin will play the key role of Philip, a youthful missionary along side Johnny Depp, who will play the iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow, as well as Astrid Berges-Frisbey and an international cast. The film, which is directed by Rob Marshall, is slated to open on 20 May, 2011.
Hailing from the United Kingdom, Claflin attended The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He then won roles in the historical mini-series The Pillars of the Earth, alongside actors Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew MacFadyen and Donald Sutherland, followed by the telefilm The Lost Future.
The first three films in the Pirates of the Caribbean series amassed a total international box office of $2.7 billion.
Beginning in June, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will film entirely on location in Hawaii, Great Britain and Los Angeles.