The “Pirates of the Caribbean” series is one of the highest-grossing films in the world. The poignant story featuring Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and fierce immortal pirate Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) has captivated viewers for decades. The film’s characters represent fun and freedom – which was a success in the production – and yet, Rush is not yet convinced to join the cast.
To be fair, Rush hadn’t seen a good pirate movie in years when “Pirates of the Caribbean” was recommended to him. His hesitation was understandable at the time, but his agent wouldn’t hear about it. The actor agreed that the film’s script was great, but he committed to returning to Australia, where he teamed up with an old director friend to work on the production of “Waiting for Godot” in theaters.
https://www.slashfilm.com/978292/geoffrey-rush-needed-a-push-to-join-the-pirates-of-the-caribbean-cast/ Geoffrey Rush needs a push to join the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean