keira knightley is returning to the big screen after almost a decade. The actress has been confirmed that she's playing the lead role in upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Last night, the filmmaker Espen Sandberg released two new trailers for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge.” Both teaser trailers feature the semi-surprise return of Keira’s Elizabeth Swann.

Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner returned in an earlier trailer and a poster for the swashbuckling sequel, leading to speculations that Knightley would also be a part of the project.

Previously, the two celebrities worked together in the franchise’s third installment. “Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End” was released in 2007, and did great business at the box office.

In addition to Keira and Orlando, the film features Kevin McNally, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, and Kaya Scodelario. Johnny Depp is returning as Jack Sparrow from the previous installment, while Javier Bardem will play Captain Salazar. Kaya rose to prominence with her incredible work in “Skins,” while Brenton is an Australian-American celebrity. It has also been reported that Sir Paul McCartney will make a brief appearance in the movie. According to Mail Online, several extra scenes have been added to allow McCartney to take a small role in “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

A little about Keira Knightly

Knightley rose to prominence with her projects like “Pride & Prejudice,” “Atonement,” “The Duchess,” “A Dangerous Method,” and “Anna Karenina.” In its 2008 list, Forbes identified her as one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses, with reported earnings of $31 million alone in 2007.

In 2014, she received nominations for a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award for her role in “The Imitation Game.” The filmmakers of “Pirates of the Caribbean” chose Keira after seeing her performance in “Thérèse Raquin.”

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

The swashbuckler movie is one of the most anticipated Hollywood projects.

It is fifth installment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg have directed the project. The film is scripted by by Jeff Nathanson, while Jerry Bruckheimer is serving as producer. So far, several teaser trailers and stills have been released to create excitement among fans. The filmmaker cites “The Curse of the Black Pearl” as inspiration for the tone and story of this film.

In January 2014, it was announced that shooting would take place in New Orleans and Puerto Rico. However, a spokesperson claims that the new installment is mostly shot in Australia, Mexico, and South Africa. “Pirates of the Caribbean: dead men tell No Tales” will debut in theaters on May 26, 2017.