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Report: Keira Knightley to Return For Pirates of the Caribbean 5

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Report: Keira Knightley to Return For Pirates of the Caribbean 5

Keira Knightley will reportedly reunite with Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”

According to TMZ’s TooFab, the actress secretly filmed her role for the fifth installment of the blockbuster franchise, which sails into theaters May 26, 2017. Citing anonymous sources, the website contends Knightley will appear in scenes with fellow original stars Depp and Bloom.

Knightley debuted in 2003’s “The Curse of the Black Pearl” as Elizabeth Swann, the smart and daring daughter of the governor of Port Royal who over the course of the first three films becomes (by accident) Pirate Lord of the South China Sea and captain of the Empress, as well as the wife of Bloom’s Will Turner. Her character was last seen in 2007’s “At World’s End,” where she’s shown with her young son waiting for Will, the cursed captain of the Flying Dutchman, to return to land for his one day every 10 years.

Bloom and Knightley both sat out 2011’s “On Stranger Tides,” which introduced Blackbeard into the franchise’s mythology as Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow searched for the Fountain of Youth.

Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg from a script by Jeff Nathanson, “Dead Men Tell No Tales” centers on the pursuit of Jack Sparrow by his old rival Captain Salazar, who has escaped from the Devil’s Triangle with his ghost crew, and is now determined to kill every pirate at sea. To defeat him, Jack must seek the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that grants whoever possesses it total control of the sea.

In addition to Depp, Bloom and, apparently, Knightley, the film also stars fellow franchise veterans Geoffrey Rush as Hector Barbossa and Kevin McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, joined by newcomers Javier Bardem as Salazar, Brenton Thwaites as Henry and Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” arrives May 26, 2017.

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