View Full Version : Depp to enter world yacht race

22-03-2005, 02:39 AM
source (http://www.itv.com/news/index_1508720.html)
The Hollywood trio will help to crew a boat taking part in the gruelling round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.

The vessel will be named the Black Pearl - after the pirate ship in the film - and its sail will feature a giant skull and crossbones.

It is all part of a marketing stunt to promote the forthcoming release of the sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

The stars will split the race between them - Knightley will join the boat while it is in Europe, Bloom will cover South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and Depp will be on board when the yacht reaches the US and Brazil.

Each will undergo rigorous training at the race HQ in Portsmouth.

But while the rest of the crew will have to put up with the sort of living conditions yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur endured during her recent round-the-world voyage, the actors will be living in comparative luxury.

A special "Hollywood-style" berth is being built for them on the boat.

A spokesman said: "We will be laying on Egyptian cottons sheets, freshly cut flowers and special menus for each star."

The eight-month race covers 31,250 nautical miles and starts on November 12 in Galicia, northern Spain.

Knightley, 19, Depp, 41, and Bloom, 28, will take part in the inshore races at each of the main stopover ports.

The film is due for release in July next year and is a follow-up to the 2003 blockbuster which saw Depp Oscar-nominated for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow.

A third Pirates of the Caribbean film is planned for 2007.

22-03-2005, 03:20 AM
Wow keira_knightley_85, That sounds like a cool adventure + film project for all. Thanks for the story + the lovely picture is great, too!

(-: SeventhSon :-)

22-03-2005, 03:30 AM

They get special living quarters? Pussies.

22-03-2005, 09:01 AM
I hope Keira Knightley and the rest of the posse get severe sea-sickness. Mmm, how spiteful.

22-03-2005, 12:06 PM
Hmm, very interesting there keira_kinghtley_85, thanks for the info! I'm thinking perhaps your sig is a bit big tho? Moderators correct meh ;). It is a bit pussyish that they're getting frilled up living quarters, but then again if it's not really their choice to do it, and they're helping out with the publicity (which I know is a requirement), perhaps we shouldn't be so tough. I personally think it would be a great challenge, but on a bad day, I might not be arsed....

I'd also be a bit gutted if I was KK, I mean obviously I'm European (well, Britain) and it is a beautiful continent, but hello (!), Bloom gets Australia, NZ and SA? Luck fuck, I'd much rather be there ;). It seems like they've got their different parts though according to how popular they are there, if you get me. I'm sure Depp's more popular in the US than he is over here (though I love him), and us Brits all love Keira. And, um, I can imagine Orli being popular in the great SA/Oz/NZ? ANyone wanna fill me in on that status?

Anyway yeah, nice piece of news, but I'm sorry, can you imagine KK's skinny lil arms hauling away at a yacht?!

22-03-2005, 04:20 PM
Tsk, I posted this on the homepage yesterday.

24-03-2005, 04:29 AM
It's not everyday promotion for a movie comes from a yacht race. Nice.