Johnny Depp has convinced Keith Richards to play his father in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN III.

THE Rolling Stones guitarist, who was the inspiration for Depp's portrayal of mischievous Jack Sparrow in the first movie, agreed to appear in the third installment after spending an afternoon with Depp dressing-up in pirate attire.

Richards says, "What I can tell you, is that when we finishing the album in LA, Johnny came down to the studio to talk about the movie.

"Behind him was, like, the Disney wardrobe department or something, and we spent the rest of the afternoon hilariously dressing up in pirate clothes.

"I'm up for doing the film and so is Johnny, so hopefully we can schedule something in.. .I'd obviously bring my own cutlass."