Watch out for those tricksy mermaids if you’re living out on the open sea. Walt Disney Pictures has announced that French actress Astrid Bergès-Frisbey has been chosen to play the sea maiden in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, picked by producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Rob Marshall. She will star as Syrena, a beautiful and alluring young mermaid encountered by Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow. The production will start filming in Hawaii, Great Britain and Los Angeles in June, the fourth installment is looking to build on the trilogy that earned $2.7 billion.
Plot Concept: Johnny Depp is returning as Captain Jack Sparrow in the fourth film in the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. The new film will be loosely based on the Tim Powers book, “On Stranger Tides.” Geoffrey Rush is back as Barbossa and Ian McShane will play the villain Blackbeard. Penelope Cruz is portraying the daughter of Blackbeard. The storyline is a continuation of the third film with Captain Jack searching for the Fountain of Youth.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will hit theaters May 20, 2011.