Keith Richards Cut From Pirates
By: Jennifer Hong
Published: Oct 24, 2021
Keith Richards cut from Pirates of the Caribbean 4 movie? Disney breaks ties with Rolling Stones rocker.
Keith Richards cut from Pirates 4. The latest rumor is that Keith Richards will be cut from the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean 4 movie. The cut comes after the new tell-all book by Keith Richards.
Disney doesn't condone drug use and it became very upset when one of its upcoming stars offers free advice on how to get high without risking your health. As such, it wants Keith Richards out of its "Pirates 4" film entirely. Shortly after the veteran rocker confirmed that he would be reprising his role as Cpt. Jack Sparrow's father in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," it has emerged that Disney will probably be cutting him out.
As it turns out, the movie studio is not happy with Richards' take on drugs in his biography. More specifically the details he gives about how he's learned to get high without risking his sanity. Because that's an image Disney doesn't want to be associated with, and they want to break ties with Richards completely.
"Apparently, the musician's new book, 'Life,' talks about things that Disney doesn't agree with, like teaching people that using high-quality drugs in moderation is a safe way to get stoned," a source said in a statement. "It's not only the high quality of drugs I had that I attribute my survival to. I was very meticulous about how much I took," Richards reportedly writes in his new book. "I'd never put more in to get a little higher. That's where most people [expletive] up on drugs," the rocker says in the same paragraph that reportedly sparked the ire of Disney.
As noted above, this fallout with Disney comes short on the heels of Richards confirming that he'd be back to the franchise by reprising the role of Captain Teague, Captain Jack Sparrow's father. However, whether Disney actually needed a book to find out that Richards did heavy drugs is debatable. The studio must have known this since before it asked him to appear on "Pirates."