Here’s the first teaser poster for Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The film will further the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow. In this film he set out on a journey to find the fountain of youth.

The Jerry Bruckheimer produced film is being directed by Rob Marshall. The film’s cast includes Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Ian McShane who will play Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard the Pirate, Penelope Cruz as Blackbeard’s daughter, “Sparrow’s foil and equal in many ways”, and French Actress Astrid Bergès-Frisbey who will play a beautiful young mermaid named Syrena. Stephen Graham (Public Enemies Gangs of New York, Band of BrothersSnatch) will be “Scrum, a Machiavellian pirate,” who’ll be “a sidekick to Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow.” British actor Sam Claflin (The Pillars of the Earth in Budapest) will “star in the key role of Philip, a youthful missionary.” Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has filmed a return as Sparrow’s father: Captain Teague.  Richard Griffiths (Withnail & I, Harry Potter films) plays King George II.

Official Plot Synopsis for the film:

In this action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise, Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), and he’s not sure if it’s love–or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

Official Plot Synopsis for the book that the film is based off of:

Puppeteer John Chandagnac, bound for Jamaica to recover stolen money from his uncle, becomes Jack Shandy after pirates attack his ship and force him to join their crew. Shandy’s struggle to accept his new life grounds the story for readers, even as Blackbeard and vodun magicians whisk everyone away to dreamlike lands where the Fountain of Youth itself awaits. The chaotic sea battles sing, though at times key events happen so quickly that they get lost in the shuffle as Jack tries to comprehend where he’s going and what’s at stake.

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