class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-24235″ title=”Stephen Graham and Johnny Depp” src=”” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”150″ />Variety have just announced that British actor, Stephen Graham will be joining Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane in the Disney / Bruckheimer’s fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, this time called Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

According to the trade paper, ‘he’ll portray Scram, a Machiavellian pirate’ and be the sidekick to Jack Sparrow aka Johnny Depp. They worked together in Public Enemies and Graham is such a talented actor, able to play both comedy and very serious roles. It’ll be great to see them both back on screen together.

Rob Marshall helms the project which is due for release May 2011.