'Pirates of the Caribbean' to shoot in Hawaii

2:02 PM PST 01/19/2010 by Associated Press, AP

Johnny Depp pic is slated to begin filming this summer

HONOLULU -- Aloha, Captain Jack.

The fourth installment of Disney's popular "Pirates of the Caribbean" series will be filmed in Hawaii.

Johnny Depp will return to his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," which will begin shooting in the summer on Oahu and Kauai and be released in 2011.

The film is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall.

The announcement was made by Gov. Linda Lingle, who recently met with Disney president and CEO Bob Iger.

Lingle's office estimates the production will generate $85 million in spending in Hawaii.

"Pirates" is the latest of three big-budget films being shot in the islands this year.
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