Depp's pirate race
13:30 22 March 2005
Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom are set to take part in a round-the-world yacht race.
The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' stars will sail on-board a replica of the film's Black Pearl ship - complete with a giant skull and crossbones sail - later this year.
They will be taking part in the gruelling Volvo Ocean Race challenge to promote the movie sequel 'Dead Man's Chest'.
The superstar trio will join the race at different stages and compete in one of seven in-port races rather than taking part in the full 30,000 mile global trip.
Sexy Keira will board the boat when it docks in Europe, Bloom will cover the South African leg and finally Depp will join the boat when it reaches South America.
Walt Disney chairman Dick Cook said: "Given the film's high seas adventures, this marathon sporting event is a great way to make some waves and generate awareness."
Over the next few months the trio will undergo rigorous training sessions at the race headquarters in Britain - before being treated to the relative luxury of the yacht complete with 'Hollywood-style berths'.
A spokesman added: "There will be Egyptian cottons sheets, freshly cut flowers and special menus for each star."
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