After “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” and “The Lord Of The Rings” (in which he played fan favorite Legolas), Orlando Bloom career was supposed to ascend into the stratosphere, but it didn’t happen. He starred in movies like Ridley Scott‘s “Kingdom Of Heaven” and Cameron Crowe “Elizabethtown,” but both films were big flops (‘Heaven’ did well internationally, but very poorly in the U.S.), and that was pretty much a wrap on his next big thing status. He left the ‘Pirates’ series in 2007, but maybe he’s going back to simple crowd-pleasing. He’s already re-teamed with Peter Jackson for ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, and now it looks like he may join ‘Pirates 5’ aka “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”
“There have certainly been some discussions about it and I’m open to it,” he apparently said during a discussion panel at Oz Comic Con over the weekend according to the Daily Mail. “That whole experience working with Johnny Depp and director] Gore Verbinski was really amazing for me. I had a great time working with Johnny. One of the reasons I jumped at the opportunity [to be in the first ‘Pirates of The Caribbean’] was because Johnny was involved. I was such a massive fan of Johnny Depp growing up, so to get up close and personal and see how he worked as an actor was just a massive gift.”
File under maybe? After all, there is time. ‘Pirates 5’ is not coming out until summer 2017 which likely means they are still working on a script.
In other casting news:
Director Gee Malik Linton’s “Daughter of God” has picked up Keanu Reeves and Spanish actress Ana de Armas, who just worked together on Eli Roth’s “Knock Knock.” Armas will play a young woman experiencing strange things after witnessing a miracle, while Reeves will play a detective. [Variety]
Steve Coogan has also agreed to play a real-life Scottish lawyer, James Boswell, in an adaptation of the West End play “Boswell.” His character takes on the case of a woman sentenced to death. Patrick Edgeworth wrote the script from his own play. [ScreenDaily]
Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom (speaking of!) will star opposite Noomi Rapace in filmmaker Michael Apted’s “Unlocked,” in which Rapace will play a CIA agent who unwittingly reveals crucial information to terrorists planning to attack London. [THR]