Give us your scandalous, your fired, and your soon to be sued Great Britain. We love them here in Hollywood! Not long ago Russell Brand left Britain after resigning (or being forced off, depends on how you see it) from his BBC Radio 2 after “he and fellow DJ Jonathan Ross left messages on Andrew Sachs’ answerphone claiming Brand had slept with his granddaughter” [DailyMail]. The scandal cost him his job but got him another one!
It looks like Brand may be appearing as Captain Jack Sparrow’s younger brother Jonathan in the fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean film. First the evil Brit in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and now this. If all goes well for Brant and the deal is signed, he could make as much as £5million (that’s $7,938,080) and put him in most likely one of the top grossing films ever.
A source told The Sun: ‘There couldn’t be a role more perfectly suited. There’s a lot of Jack Sparrow in his mannerisms and behaviour. Depp’s accent isn’t a million miles away from Russell’s either.’
What do you think? Brand right for the job?