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Captain Jack gets a sidekick in On Stranger Tides

06.03.2010

I'm going to be skeptical about PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGE TIDES until after the credits roll, but I have to admit it's assembling quite a cast thus far with Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane joining Johnny Depp in the film.

But now Variety is reporting another actor has joined the ensemble, though one whose name you might not recognize off the bat. Stephen Graham will be a supporting character to Depp’s Sparrow. “He'll portray Scram, a Machiavellian pirate in Disney's fourth installment of the franchise in which Sparrow seeks out the fountain of youth.”

You probably best remember Graham as Tommy from SNATCH, but recently he worked with Depp in PUBLIC ENEMIES and it appears the actor probably put in a good word for him to land this role. The film comes out in about a year, and though I can’t say I have high hopes, at least the general outline of the thing is starting to look a little bit promising.

Extra Tidbit: I'm growing exceptionally annoyed with Variety's two articles a month viewing limit. Sorry, but your website isn't worth $28.99 a month to me.
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3:31PM on 06/04/2010

Now I'm interested

He's proven his comedic talents with "Snatch", he was damn scary in "This is England," and his psycho "Baby Face" Nelson stole those scenes and I almost ddn't recognize him because of that accent.

I didn't really follow up on the sequels to "The Black Pearl," but I must admit this new blood has me a little intrigued (maybe that's what bothered me about the other sequels).
He's proven his comedic talents with "Snatch", he was damn scary in "This is England," and his psycho "Baby Face" Nelson stole those scenes and I almost ddn't recognize him because of that accent.

I didn't really follow up on the sequels to "The Black Pearl," but I must admit this new blood has me a little intrigued (maybe that's what bothered me about the other sequels).
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12:39PM on 06/04/2010
Dude was an awesome sidekick in Snatch - definitely a great counter to Statham's straighter guy. Although Sparrow is a nutter so it will be interesting to see how they play off each other.
Dude was an awesome sidekick in Snatch - definitely a great counter to Statham's straighter guy. Although Sparrow is a nutter so it will be interesting to see how they play off each other.
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1:41AM on 06/04/2010

Great Actor!

Not sure about the movie but Graham is a fine actor and deserves these type of movies.
Not sure about the movie but Graham is a fine actor and deserves these type of movies.
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9:06PM on 06/03/2010
Cool. I'm not sure why people are not-so-hyped about a fourth Pirates. The trilogy was so much fun, really. It was a classic example of an action-adventure epic. Original characters, good acting, and a good story. I'm hyped for On Stranger Tides. Another ride with Cap' Jack should be awesome.
Cool. I'm not sure why people are not-so-hyped about a fourth Pirates. The trilogy was so much fun, really. It was a classic example of an action-adventure epic. Original characters, good acting, and a good story. I'm hyped for On Stranger Tides. Another ride with Cap' Jack should be awesome.
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7:58PM on 06/03/2010

Can't wait ..

for this flick! I am excited!
for this flick! I am excited!
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5:48PM on 06/03/2010
Oh yeah. Fantastic actor. He was great in the underrated and underseen "The Damned United", with Michael Sheen, as well. Another addition to what is growing to be a great cast!
Oh yeah. Fantastic actor. He was great in the underrated and underseen "The Damned United", with Michael Sheen, as well. Another addition to what is growing to be a great cast!
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4:53PM on 06/03/2010

Anyone seen THIS IS ENGLAND?


Stephen Graham is phenomenal in that.

This is great casting.

Stephen Graham is phenomenal in that.

This is great casting.
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6:29PM on 06/03/2010
I believe Shane Meadows is filming (or has filmed) a short series called This Is England 86 where during the summer of the 1986 world cup we catch up with the characters to see where they ended up, Stephen Graham's Combo gets out of prison and we learn the fate of Milky, I've seen an on set photo with Stone Roses singer Ian Brown making a cameo. Can't fucking wait.
I believe Shane Meadows is filming (or has filmed) a short series called This Is England 86 where during the summer of the 1986 world cup we catch up with the characters to see where they ended up, Stephen Graham's Combo gets out of prison and we learn the fate of Milky, I've seen an on set photo with Stone Roses singer Ian Brown making a cameo. Can't fucking wait.
9:32AM on 06/04/2010
I hadn't heard about that, definitely going to check it out!
I hadn't heard about that, definitely going to check it out!
4:45PM on 06/03/2010
@rodie: Easily. Even the first one fell apart in the last hour. Didn't rate Verbinski at all. Depp created a great character but it was almost buried in the overblown production. McShane will be awesome!
@rodie: Easily. Even the first one fell apart in the last hour. Didn't rate Verbinski at all. Depp created a great character but it was almost buried in the overblown production. McShane will be awesome!
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4:41PM on 06/03/2010

Mark it down...

This will be the best Pirates movie since the original. No doubt.
This will be the best Pirates movie since the original. No doubt.
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3:40PM on 06/03/2010
He was really intense in This Is England.

I will not go see this movie tho.
He was really intense in This Is England.

I will not go see this movie tho.
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3:18PM on 06/03/2010

Hope he doesnt run into

Ze Germans.

Tommy is awesome. For all the hate the Pirates movie catches, id much rather watch them then Prince of Persia and the Sorcerer's Apprentice.
Ze Germans.

Tommy is awesome. For all the hate the Pirates movie catches, id much rather watch them then Prince of Persia and the Sorcerer's Apprentice.
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2:54PM on 06/03/2010

YOu know...

I understand the not having high hopes after we had to watch 2 and 3 of POTC...but at least they're entertaining movies. Not great, but good popcorn flicks to catch on cable stations and sit back with the kids and watch.
I understand the not having high hopes after we had to watch 2 and 3 of POTC...but at least they're entertaining movies. Not great, but good popcorn flicks to catch on cable stations and sit back with the kids and watch.
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2:48PM on 06/03/2010
Ditto to the Variety extra tidbit.
Ditto to the Variety extra tidbit.
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2:45PM on 06/03/2010

good news, still not hyped for this

Graham's performance was the best part of Public Enemies (well this and the beautiful Marion Cotillard), so this IS good news, but I still can't say I'm excited. The first two flicks were decent but the last one left a really bad taste in my mouth...
Graham's performance was the best part of Public Enemies (well this and the beautiful Marion Cotillard), so this IS good news, but I still can't say I'm excited. The first two flicks were decent but the last one left a really bad taste in my mouth...
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2:39PM on 06/03/2010

Nice one Disney

He's a great actor, and his addition to the cast has perked my interest in this movie. I might even fork out and watch it in theaters now.
He's a great actor, and his addition to the cast has perked my interest in this movie. I might even fork out and watch it in theaters now.
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