Casting calls for Walt Disney Pictures feature film ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’


“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” filming gets underway in October, 2014.

Fifth Mate Productions and Jerry Bruckheimer Films have now set a new start date to begin filming on the Walt Disney Pictures fantasy adventure comedy feature film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”. The Casting Society of America Artios Award winning casting director is set to begin holding auditions in Los Angeles for lead and supporting roles. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles, United Kingdom, Louisiana, and Hawaii beginning October, 2014 and will continue through approximately April, 2015. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will hit theaters in 2016.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will once again see Captain Jack Sparrow racing another pirate to a treasure, this time battling Captain Brand in search of The Trident. Brand is a ghost seeking The Trident to get his revenge on Jack, whom Brand believes is responsible for his death. Captain Jack Sparrow also has a new love interest; Barbosa’s daughter Carina Smyth.

Starring in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is three-time Academy Award nominee Johnny Depp reprising his role as the legendary pirate of the Seven Seas, Captain Jack Sparrow. Depp has been extremely busy since filming “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”. He recently finished directing a Keith Richards documentary film, and starred in the Warner Bros. Pictures feature film “Transcendence”. Depp has been shooting the Disney film “Into The Woods” in England since September 16th and recently wrapped in late November. Depp in now shooting the crime-thriller “London Fields”, and then will star in the Lionsgate feature film “Mortdecai” before prepping for “Pirates of the Caribbean 5”. Reports have Keith Richards reprising his role as Jack Sparrow’s father Captain Edward Teague, and two-time Academy Award winner Christopher Waltz in negotiations to play villain Captain Brand.

Norwegian filmmakers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg will direct “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” from an original screenplay written by BAFTA Film Award nominee Jeff Nathanson based on characters by Academy Award nominee Terry Rossio. Rønning and Sandberg, who go by the directing team name of Roenberg, co-own one of Scandinavia’s largest production companies for commercials called Motion Blur. The duo directed the Academy Award nominated feature film “Kon-Tiki”, and are producing the currently filming “Beatles”. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” scribe Jeff Nathanson has written screenplays for a number of very successful feature films including “Rush Hour 2” and “Rush Hour 3,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “The Terminal,” and “Tower Heist”.

Nine-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Jerry Bruckheimer is producing “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” along with Jerry Bruckheimer Films executives Mike Stenson and Chad Oman. Movies produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films have earned 41 Academy Award nominations with six wins. Some notable financial successes have been “Con Air,” “Coyote Ugly,” Pearl Harbor,” “Remember the Titans,” and “National Treasure: Book of Secrets”. Jerry Bruckheimer Films also produced the first four Pirates films, which have raked in over $3.72 billion worldwide. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will handle domestic distribution.

All talent must be legally eligible to work in the locations where filming on their scenes takes place – Los Angeles, Louisiana, United Kingdom, and Hawaii.

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Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.

Ronna Kress
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Casting
333 S. Beverly Drive
Suite 109
Beverly Hills, CA 90212


I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.


“Project Name”
“Role of _______”

Extras Casting

To Be Announced

Stand-Ins for the starring actors will be cast closer to the start of shooting. General extras and featured background actors will be cast throughout production starting in January, 2013. Casting calls will be posted here as available, check back.

Crew Members:

Email addresses will be posted as available for experienced crew members to submit resumes.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Production Office
2600 W. Olive Avenue
6th Floor
Burbank, CA 91505

Fifth Mate Productions
500 S. Buena Vista Street
MC 7262
Burbank, CA 91521

Jerry Bruckheimer Films
1631 Tenth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Walt Disney Pictures
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-3400


Jerry Bruckheimer
Mike Stenson
Chad Oman

Writer: Jeff Nathanson


Joachim Ronning
Espen Sandberg

Starring: Johnny Depp – Captain Jack Sparrow

Story: The continued adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow – one of the Brethren Court, the Pirate Lords of the Seven Seas.


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John Done is a casting auditions writer.

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