Casting calls for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales lead roles set to begin

The Walt Disney Pictures feature film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is in pre-production and the casting calls for lead and supporting roles are now set to begin.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth in the series of fantasy swashbuckler films based on Walt Disney’s theme park ride. The first four films in the series made over $3.7 billion at the box office. According to  and (issue #911) shooting will take place in Queensland, Australia starting in early 2015. The auditions for the lead and supporting roles are going to be taking place in Los Angeles, and all actors who are cast will be required to have legal eligibility to work in Australia. Documents and information for Australian actor work requirements such as the Australian Entertainment Visa Application can be found in the Australia Actors Resource Guide, available for download here. Instructions on how you can submit to the Disney Casting Director for consideration is posted below.

Note: There would be additional casting for speaking roles in Australia.

Initially Pirates of the Caribbean 5 was set to film in Puerto Rico and in New Orleans, Louisiana. However Australian ministers approved huge tax incentives, and Disney made the decision to put Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on the Australian film production slate. Actors who are cast in Los Angeles will be flown to Australia for filming.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will once again star 3 three-time Academy Award nominee Johnny Depp in the role of Captain Jack Sparrow. Depp is currently shooting the Walt Disney Pictures feature film Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass. Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Orlando Bloom will reprise his role as Will Turner. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg will direct Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales from an original screenplay written by BAFTA Film Award nominee Jeff Nathanson. Ten-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Jerry Bruckheimer will produce along with Mike Stenson and Chad Oman. Barry H. Waldman will executive produce.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Casting Submission Information

The casting director for Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be holding auditions in Los Angeles for starring, co-starring, and supporting roles. Actors who submit must be able to make themselves available for auditions and call-backs in Los Angeles. Please only submit by postal mail, no personal unannounced drop-offs, and absolutely no phone calls. Submit an 8×10 color professional headshot and resume to the following:

Pirates 5
General Submission
Ronna Kress Casting
333 S Beverly Drive
Suite 109
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Submit your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

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The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. GENERAL SUBMISSION should also be written above the casting directors name.


“Project Name”
“Submission Type”

Extras Casting Calls

Queensland, AU

The extras will be cast in early 2015 close to the start of shooting. Check back here for full Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Disney Extras Casting Calls and registration.

In order to be cast, all actors and extras must meet the legal requirement to work in the entertainment industry in Queensland, Australia

The 2014 Australia Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Australia:

• Victoria Actors Resources
• New South Wales Actors Resources
• South Australia Actors Resources
• Queensland Actors Resources
• Tasmania Actors Resources
• Western Australia Resources

Each State’s section contains the following:

- Casting Directors List
- Talent Agents and Managers List
- Modeling Agents
- Acting Classes and Schools List
- Headshot Photographers List
- Training and Schools
- Photographers
- Performers Unions
- Misc. Industry Resources

In addition to the following Resources:

• Guidelines on entry into Australia of foreign actors.
• Australian Entertainment Visa Application
• Sydney and NSW Entertainment Industry Child Labour Laws
• Application for Certificate to Import Foreign Actors into Australia
• General Talent Agent Information
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Non-Immigrant USA Visa Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas for Actors
• PDF Users Guides

All 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Shooting Locations:

Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast
Entertainment Road
Oxenford QLD 4210

Additional locations in Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Far North Queensland

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