After months of speculations, it's finally been confirmed that Keith Richards will take part in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End aka Pirates of the Caribbean 3." As stated by director Gore Verbinski, The Rolling Stones guitarist is scheduled to do the filming in September right after the wrapping up of his band's tour.
Richards, whom Johnny Depp based his "Pirates" character, Jack Sparrow, of, has long been touted for an appearance as Sparrow's father in one of the forthcoming installments of the film franchise and so this ignited rumors on his inclusion in this Disney production. However, as he later was reported to have fallen out of a palm tree in April and had to undergo skull surgery, public then speculated that the collaboration would be unlikely to happen.
The second sequel to the 2003 "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl", "Pirates of the Caribbean 3" was intended to meet a May 2007 release and still features original cast which includes Depp, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, and Orlando Bloom. Parts of the picture have already been shot during the filming of the first sequel while the rest will be continued after summer 2006.