Like wife, like husband?
It looks like Javier Bardem could be following in wife Penelope Cruz’s footsteps.
The 45-year-old Spanish actor, who won an Oscar for his role as an psychopathic assassin in No Country for Old Men, is in talks to join Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth installment in Disney’s blockbuster franchise.
Bardem would reportedly portray “some type of ghost pirate who clashes with Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow,” according to Variety.
The latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie will be helmed by Kon-Tiki‘s Joachim Ronnin and Espen Sandbreg.
Bardem earned Oscar nominations for his lead turns in Before Night Falls (2000) and Biutiful (2010).
Bardem’s wife Cruz co-starred with Depp in the fourth installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
He also gave one of his career-best performances playing the James Bond villain Silva in 2012’s Skyfall.
Pirates 5 is set for a July 7, 2017, debut.