New cast additions for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4: ON STRANGER TIDES . . . but NOT Megan Fox

Don’t believe the rumors flying around the Internet suggesting that Megan Fox will fill the looming void in her filming schedule (since she is not participating in Transformers 3) by joining the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides. A representative for Disney has dismissed the rumors, saying “the story is not true.” Furthermore, the role of the mermaid has already been cast; Disney announced several weeks ago that Astrid Berges-Frisbey, a fast-rising European star, had won the role of Syrena. Oops . . . . For a photo of the lovely Ms. Berges-Frisbey, CLICK HERE, and for the story debunking the Megan Fox rumor, CLICK HERE.

In bona fide casting news, British actors Richard Thomson and Paul Bazely have joined the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Mr. Thomson will play a member of Captain Jack Sparrow’s crew. The Zone thanks Emma for the news; you can read much more about On Stranger Tides on the Zone’s News & Views forum.