Two cameo-related casting bites today.
First up, The Daily Mail reports that Judi Dench will appear in the opening sequence of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Director Rob Marshall, who worked with Dench in Nine, asked the actress to film a cameo for the project and she agreed:
On Stranger Tides, which stars Depp, Penelope Cruz (also a Nine alumna) and Geoffrey Rush, starts with a chase sequence — described as a bit like Charlie Chaplin getting away from the Keystone Kops — involving Depp’s character Captain Jack Sparrow.
Cap’n Jack escapes into a carriage belonging to a noblewoman, played by Judi. As he ravishes her, he manages to rob her.
And in other news, E! Online’s Marc Malkin spoke with Betty White and the actress told him that contrary to recent rumors she won’t be making a cameo in Men in Black III:
This just in. Just talked to betty white. She said she is NOT going to be in Men in Black 3!!!
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is scheduled to hit theaters on May 20, 2011, while Men in Black III is scheduled for release on May 25, 2012. Both films will be released in 3D.