Depp stars in this fantasy action film as Jack Sparrow, a pirate trapped in Davy Jones’ Locker. Sparrow’s old friends Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) join forces with Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) to free Sparrow. The crew then goes on to battle Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander) who is determined to end piracy forever. The film is the third in a series directed by Gore Verbinski, who says about Depp’s character:
Johnny and I love pushing Jack as far as he can go, but we are also aware that keeping him unpredictable requires a constant oscilation between the dramatic and the abusrd. So, it’s both spurs and reigns — constantly.