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The new "Pirates of the Carribbean 5" film is heading to New Orleans for production.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed the rumors that the next installment in the franchise would be shot in Louisiana. "We're certainly going to be filming in Louisiana because of the tax breaks and I think there might be a sequence there," Bruckheimer said. He continued, "But it will also be set in the Caribbean, obviously."
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Bruckheimer also spoke of the new directing duo Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg. He said, "Last Friday they came to Hollywood and settled in and started working on it. We're hiring production designers now and it's moving forward."
Bruckheimer recently announced that the film would start shooting at the end of the summer and the production team would try and explore exciting territory.
Plot details have not been revealed and casting has not begun for the film. Johnny Depp is expected to reprise his character Captain Jack Sparrow. However Penelope Cruz, who played Angelica Teach in 2011's "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," has not confirmed or spoken about returning to the series.
Bruckheimer recently produced "The Lone Ranger" which also stars Depp. The film opened to a weak box office and scored negative reviews. Previously Bruckheimer has produced "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time," the "National Treasure" franchise," "Déjà Vu," "Black Hawk Down," and "Pearl Harbor." He was also responsible for producing the hit TV shows "CSI: NY," "Take the Money and Race," and "The Amazing Race."
Roenning and Espen directed the Academy Award nominee "Kon-Tiki" in both English and Norwegian. The Norwegian duo has also directed "Bandidas" with Cruz and Salma Hayek as well "Max Manus."
Disney is set to distribute "Pirates of the Caribbean 5" on July 2015.