Roenberg to direct "Pirates of the Caribbean 5"

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sees Johnny Depp's return as the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow on a quest to find the Fountain of Youth. To do so he will have to face the ruthless Blackbeard and his cunning daughter Angelica, who has a mysterious history with the womanizing Sparrow. Geoffrey Rush again returns as the fun Captiain Hector Barbosa, and chaos ensues as the race to the Fountain of Youth begins.

May 30th, 2013

Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg will direct 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5'.

The Norwegian duo - who go by the name of Roenberg - are set to helm the fifth instalment of the Disney franchise with the help of producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Deadline.com reports.

Two friends - who recently fell out of Legendary Pictures' 'Spectral' - have beaten the likes of filmmakers including 'Snow White And The Huntsman' director Rupert Saunders and The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman's Fredrik Bond in landing the opportunity.

Screenwriter Jeff Nathanson, the man behind 'Catch Me If You Can' and 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull', has penned the feature, which will see Johnny Depp return as pirate Captain Jack Sparrow.

Roenberg may turn to actress Penelope Cruz - who starred as Angelica Teach in 2011's 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' - after the pair worked with her and Salma Hayek for their debut movie 'Bandidas'.

Filming is scheduled to begin later this year or early January 2014 for a July 10th, 2015 release.

Depp, 49, can next be seen as Indian Tonto alongside Armie Hammer as John Reid and Helena Bonham Carter as Red in Disney's 'The Lone Ranger' and is currently working on sci-fi thriller 'Transcendence', which also stars Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy and Rebecca Hall.