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"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" may have found its female lead.

Deadline reports that "The Maze Runner" star Kaya Scodelario is "in early talks" to take the part. No character description was provided.

The film has been quickly shoring up its cast in recent months, with Javier Bardem rumored to be playing the villain, Captain Brand. Aussie actor Brenton Thwaites has also reportedly joined the ensemble, and original series star Orlando Bloom may also be returning to the franchise.

Of course, all that is secondary to Captain Jack Sparrow, who'll be played once again by Johnny Depp. It's unclear what sort of shenanigans the pirate will find himself involved in this time around, but at this point in the series's life, does the plot really matter?

The fifth outing in the franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is due in theaters on July 7, 2017.

[via: Deadline]

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