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Johnny Depp gets $35 million for new Pirates movie

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In case you were wondering whether Johnny Depp would actually return for a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean flick, he's got plenty of reasons to do so. Like, say, 35 million of them.

The U.K.'s Sun says the actor -- who has repeatedly said he would love to reprise his role as Capt. Jack Sparrow -- has signed a $35 million deal to star in the previously announced film, On Stranger Tides. That wou;d make him Hollywood's highest-paid actor, by the way.

Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom won't be back, but Geoffrey Rush will, and Penelope Cruz may play the female lead.

"The movie will feature flashbacks to Jack's early life," a source said, hinting at the story. We'll get to it as soon as we finish watching Dead Man's Chest, which we started watching when it was released in 2006.

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