According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stellan Skarsgard and Naomie Harris are boarding Walt Disney Pictures' back-to-back sequels to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
The sequels reunite the main players in the 2003 blockbuster: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley star, Gore Verbinski directs, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio write and Jerry Bruckheimer produces. In the new films, Skarsgard will play Bloom's long-lost father, and Harris will play a gypsy queen.
"Pirates 2" is scheduled for a summer 2006 release. Shooting is to start in early March in Los Angeles and the Caribbean. "Pirates 2" reunites Skarsgard with Bruckheimer; the actor appeared in last year's King Arthur, which Bruckheimer produced.
Skarsgard's recent credits include Exorcist: The Beginning and Dogville. Harris might be best known stateside for starring in the horror film 28 Days Later. She also appeared in After the Sunset as well as British television's adaptation of Zadie Smith's novel "White Teeth."