Rush joins Pirates
Geoffrey Rush has made a name for himself playing eccentric villains. From MYSTERY MEN to THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, the man has the ability to put his quirky spin on whatever's tossed his way. Not to mention he's a damn fine actor. He'll get his chance to play another all around bad dude in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN where he'lls tar as Capt. Blackheart. Rush, who won an Academy Award for SHINE, will star alongside Johnny Depp in the film based on the popular Disney World attraction. Gore Verbinski (THE MEXICAN) is directing the film which follows an attempt to recover a precious artifact stolen by pirates who are trying to reverse the effects of an ancient curse. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing the film which should begin filming later this year.