With production scheduled to begin this February, the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is starting to come together, with Brenton Thwaites in talks to star alongside Johnny Depp.

Brenton Thwaites is playing a British soldier named Henry. Although no further details were given for the character, Henry is said to be a key role and important to the storyline. We reported last month that the actor was in contention for this important character along with Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), George MacKay (Pride), Mitchell Hope (The Descendants), Ansel Elgort ( The Fault in Our Stars) and Sam Keeley (In the Heart of the Sea).

We also reported last month that Javier Bardem is in talks to play the villainous Captain Brand, a ghost seeking revenge against Captain Jack Sparrow, who he holds responsible for his brother's murder. Geoffrey Rush is expected to return as Barbosa, alongside Ian McShane (Blackbeard's Ghost) and Stephen Graham (Scrum), with possible cameos from Orlando Bloom (Will Turner) and Keith Richards (Teague Sparrow).

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Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki) are directing from a screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, with Jerry Bruckheimer producing.

Brenton Thwaites most recently starred in The Signal and The Giver, and he will next be seen in Son of a Gun and Gods of Egypt.