Johnny Depp is to earn $61 million to appear in the fourth ‘Pirates of
the Caribbean’ film, the highest upfront payment in film history.
Johnny Depp is to earn $61 million for the fourth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film.
staggering sum is the largest upfront payment in film history and will
see Johnny, 45, move to the top of Hollywood’s rich list – overtaking
Will Smith – when he reprises his role as Captain Jack Sparrow.
source said: “It’s a hell of a lot of money for one movie but there’s
only one man who can play Captain Jack Sparrow – and that’s Johnny
“Pirates just wouldn’t be the same without him, so they
were more than willing to smash the record books to land Depp again.
He’s been the star of the show every time.”
Earlier this year,
Will was named the highest earning actor in Hollywood by Forbes
magazine after he grossed $76 million in one year.
However, Johnny’s new deal will see his earnings soar to $137 million.
source added: “He’s laughing all the way to the bank. Not only is he
probably the biggest heartthrob in Hollywood, he’s now going to be the
Johnny’s co-stars in the first three films in the
franchise, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, are unlikely to appear in
the latest installment.
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