Los Angeles: Actor Johnny Depp, who was keen to play other characters, is reportedly in talks to star in the fifth instalment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.
According to The Wrap, the Oscar-nominated star is "close to signing a deal" for the movie which would be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer again.
Screenwriter Terry Rossio scripted part five even before "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" hit the theatres, reports aceshowbiz.com.
It was reported that Depp wanted a break from the Captain Jack Sparrow role so that he has time to play other characters. He had asked movie bosses to slow down the pace and give a space in between the fourth and fifth.
While first movie titled "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" came out in 2003, the fourth in the franchise "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" recently hit the screens.