Date: 27th October 2004

Keith Richards will play Depp's dad

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is set to play Johnny Depp's father.

Richards has agreed to the role in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Treasures Of The Lost Abyss reports

Depp has admitted that he based his character Captain Jack Sparrow on the aging rocker when he shot the 2003 hit Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl, and now the stars are reportedly set to team up on screen.

Earlier this year, Depp was alleged to have expressed an interest in Richards playing his father.

The sequel is set to begin filming in February, with director Gore Verbinski taking the helm again.

Source: Press Release