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Two new directors for Pirates 5

Jerry Bruckheimer has appointed two young Norwegian directors at the helm of Pirates Of The Caribbean 5.

The Hollywood producer's blockbuster Disney franchise,, starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, is to set sail at the end of this year directed by Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg.

Bruckheimer said: "We hired two young directors who did a movie called Kon-Tiki. They just came to Hollywood last week, they're just starting up. We plan to start filming end of this year or the beginning of next year."

Gore Verbinski directed the first three films, while Chicago's Rob Marshall directed the fourth film.

Penelope Cruz, who played Angelica Teach in 2011's Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, may return for the fifth film after Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom left the franchise after the third movie in 2007.

Rolling Stone Keith Richards, who played Captain Jack's father Captain Teague in the last two films, has previously said he'd love to return.

According to The Sun, Bruckheimer said of fans expectations: "We don't know what they want. (If I did) I'd be a genius and every movie would be a hit, (but) it doesn't work that way. We try to go by our gut and figure out what's exciting; where haven't we travelled in the past?"

He previously revealed as well as the paradise islands of the Antilles, the fifth film will also shoot in America's deep South, for financial reasons.

Bruckheimer said: "We're certainly going to be filming in Louisiana because of the tax breaks and I think there might be a sequence there. But it will also be set in the Caribbean, obviously."

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