Geoffrey Rush Boards <i>On Stranger Tides</i>

Captain Barbossa will again weigh anchor for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Variety confirms that Geoffrey Rush has signed on for the fourth installment of the lucrative Disney franchise, joining stars Johnny Depp, Stephen Graham, Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane.

Loosely based on Tim Powers' 1988 novel On Stranger Tides, the film centers on the search for the Fountain of Youth. McShane will play Jack Sparrow's nemesis Blackbeard, while Cruz will play Angelica, Blackbeard's daughter and Jack's love interest. Graham is Jack's sidekick Scram.

Depp and Rush, along with Kevin McNally and Greg Ellis, are among the few returning cast members. Keith Richards is rumored to be reprising his role as Jack's father, Captain Teague.

Directed by Rob Marshall from a script by Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott, On Stranger Tides begins shooting this month in Hawaii. It will open on May 20, 2011.

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