Will Russell Brand play Jack Sparrows brother?

Pirates screenwriter Terry Rossio has debunked recent rumours connected to a potential Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

“For the record, none of the recent Pirates 4 rumors have any truth, including the so-called record 50 million dollar payday for Depp,” wrote Rossio on the forums at Wordplay .

“[It’s] some pretty funny stuff, though,” he added. “Sacha Cohen? Tim Burton? Studios are way too protective of their franchises for that sort of thing.”

Russell Brand to play Jonathan Sparrow?

Rossio failed to address our favourite rumour – that Russell Brand will play Johnny Depp’s brother in the new movie.

According to The Daily Record , everyone’s favourite ex-junkie has been offered $5 million to play the evil Jonathan Sparrow, as Captain Jack travels the world to find the “fountain of youth.”

It sounds absolutely crazy to us. But then again, casting Depp in a Jerry Bruckheimer produced Disney movie was hardly the most predictable choice, and that didn’t turn out too bad at all.