Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth installment in the blockbuster adventure franchise that began over a decade ago, has started production on location in Queensland, Australia, Disney announced Tuesday.
The Jerry Bruckheimer production will film entirely in Queensland, as well as at Village Roadshow Studios.
Johnny Depp will be reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, as will Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa, Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs and Stephen Graham as Scrum.
New to the franchise are Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men), Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner), Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent) and Golshifteh Farahani (Exodus: Gods and Kings).
Disney released a synopsis with the production announcement:
The film currently has a July 7, 2017, release date.