Pirates of the Caribbean 5 to shoot in Louisiana

Johnny Depp’s fifth outing as Jack Sparrow will be filmed in America’s Deep South as well as the exotic islands

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The locations for highly anticipated movie sequel Pirates of the Caribbean 5 have been decided – and it’s not all going to be the glamorous paradise isles of the Antilles.

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The southern American state of Louisiana will also double as a backdrop in the film, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer telling Nola.com, “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.”

Average budgets for the franchise have worked out at £164 million so far so it’s easy to see why the Disney studio that makes them might want to save a few bucks. Meanwhile, Louisiana is also likely to benefit significantly from the money spent by the production.

Johnny Depp is expected to return in the leading role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the film, due for release in 2015.


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