I have gone through our history and it looks like this update will be the sixth on the possibility of Keith Richards appearing in any of the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Suspected to play Jack Sparrow's good ol' dad in Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Man's Chest, Disney and company claim they had always had Richards in mind for the third installment.
And, what I found to be a bit of a shocker, Keith Richards may not necessarily play a father to anyone.
Richards On Pirates 3
On, off, on, off. So has been the history of Keith Richards around the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Since it is said that Johnny Depp's half-drugged, half-bi character, Jack Sparrow, was created with Richards in mind, fans (like myself) had assumed the rock star would play Sparrow's father once word broke that Disney was eyeing him for a role.
According to a report over at IESB, however, Richards is still getting ready to appear in Pirates 3, but the father door is still wide open.
Bruckheimer, Verbinski and Writers Confirm Keith Richards Appearance in Pirates of the Caribbean 3!
Jerry Bruckheimer, action movie guru producer, said this about Keith Richards, "I think we worked out some dates, as long as he doesn't fall out of any more trees..."
So, for now, Keith Richards seems to be back on the project. Let's see how long it takes before he is off again.
Check out the entire report over at IESB.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest comes to theatres on
July 7th, 2006.
For set pics, posters, trailers, movie stills, clips, movie info and synopsis, go to the Pirates
of the Caribbean 2 Movie Page.
Stay tuned for updates.