Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz to come to Greenwich to film new Pirates of the Caribbean film
PUBLISHED: 11:55 07 September 2010 | UPDATED: 12:16 07 September 2010
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The shooting of the next instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film is moving from California to Greenwich this autumn.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz is currently being shot in a Californian lot.
But at the end of September the crew will descend on the Old Royal Naval College in Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, where they will film until October.
This is just the latest in a long line of films to be shot at the riverside landmark which includes The Duchess, Gulliver’s Travels, The Golden Compass and The Wolfman.
On Stranger Tides is the fourth instalment in the massively successful franchise and stars Ian McShane as the evil Blackbeard, complete with pirate hat and bushy beard.
The film follows Depp and Captain Barbossa, played by Geoffrey Rush, as they embark on a quest to find the elusive Fountain of Youth, only to discover Angelic - Cruz’s character and her dad Blackbeard are after the same thing.
Angelica is a mysterious woman from Captain Jack’s past who ends up forcing him aboard Blackbeard’s ship the Queen Anne’s Revenge.
As he embarks on his unexpected adventure, Sparrow is not sure whether to fall for Angelica or if she’s actually a ruthless con artist who is using him.
The fourth movie is directed by Rob Marshall, the man behind the Oscar-winning film adaptation of Chicago, which saw Catherine Zeta Jones land the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
The 2006 film Dead Man’s Chest is the third highest-grossing movie of all time, taking an enormous £689,166,347.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is due to open in cinemas on May 20 next year.