For the fourth time. The new installment to the pirates franchise is titled “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” and Disney says it is due in 2011. This is not the only project that Depp is working on. He has Alice in Wonderland and Tonto (Lone Ranger).
Heath Ledger was still filming The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus when he died last week. Now, the production company is scrambling for ways to finish it — if only to pay tribute to the talent for someone everyone deeply respected and loved.
Costar Christopher Plummer confirmed reports that Ledger hadn’t been feeling well. “We all caught colds because we were shooting outside on horrible, damp nights. But Heath’s went on and I don’t think he dealt with it immediately with the antibiotics.â€¦I think what he did have was the walking pneumonia.”
He also said Heath repeatedly complained about not being able to sleep and was taking pills just to get enough rest for the next day’s filming.
There are rumors that Johnny Depp will be asked to step into Heath’s role, but none of these have been confirmed.