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Russell Brand might play Johnny Depp's brother in Pirates of the Carribean

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Russell Brand 'to play Johnny Depp's brother in Pirates of the Caribbean'Russell Brand is in talks to play Captain Jack Sparrow's brother in the next Pirates of the Caribbean film, it has been reported. By Matthew MooreLast Updated: 8:34AM GMT 04 Nov 2008Ruissell Brand could have a part in Pirates of the CaribbeanShip ahoy!: Brand set sails for Hollywood Photo: HEATHCLIFF O'MALLEYThe comedian, who resigned from his BBC Radio 2 show last week over the obscene phone calls made to actor Andrew Sachs, could earn up to £5 million in the role.He would not be the first tousled British star to appear alongside Johnny Depp in the film series; Rolling Stone Keith Richards had a brief cameo as Jack Sparrow's father in Pirates of the Caribbean 3.A source quoted in The Sun said the part was "perfectly suited" to Brand, who is known for his eccentric style."There's a lot of Jack Sparrow in his mannerisms and behaviour. Depp's accent isn't a million miles away from Russell's either," the source said."Russell joining the Sparrows alongside Johnny and Keith Richards as their dad will complete the ultimate on-screen pirate family."Despite his problems in Britain, Brand has a growing profile in Hollywood.Since making his US film debut earlier this year in romantic comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, he has worked on a Disney film, Bedtime Stories, due for release at Christmas, and has a role alongside Dame Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons in a big screen adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest.Asked after his resignation last week what he planned to do with his free time, Brand said: "Well, the show was only two hours long. I hope to go to America now and make quite a lot of films."

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