Update: According to a tweet from Jerry Bruckheimer, Kaya Scodelario has been cast in Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Rejoice, Pirates of the Caribbean fans: There's officially still more to come from Johnny Depp and his portrayal of the quirky-yet-lovable Captain Jack Sparrow, because it looks like plans are definitely moving forward with the previously announced Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Though there have been some gripes about yet another Pirates sequel — I mean, 5 is a lot — there remains quite a bit of buzz surrounding the latest installment, even though it doesn't hit theaters until 2017. So, what has everyone talking, so far in advance? It's more than Depp in a new fedora, that's for sure: Reportedly, actress Kaya Scodelario is the prospective female lead for Pirates of the Caribbean 5. That's right: Effy Stonem herself, as a pirate!
Deadline reports that the 22-year-old British actress is in talks join the already-confirmed cast Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom in the Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg-directed movie. If Scodelario actually lands the role — and hopefully, she does! — she'll definitely have reason (apart from her recent engagement to boyfriend Benjamin Walker, of course) to celebrate: The film is only in the beginning stages, but it already looks like it's going to be huge.
While she's a fresh face to the Pirates of Caribbeanworld, Scodelario already has an established resume. She gained popularity from her role as Effy Stonem on the UK series Skins (which you should watch immediately), and she also starred in The Maze Runner —the film for which she's currently shooting a sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.
Effy as a pirate? We can see it: