Hollywood hunk Johnny Depp is begging film executives to cast British comedian Johnny Vegas in the next two PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN sequels.

The sexy actor, 41, met the controversial funnyman, 33, while filming new movie The Libertines and the unlikely friendship has become so intense, Depp is reluctant to make the film without Vegas.

Depp says, "We need more of a comic element in the next two movies and I think Johnny would be great. He could play the first mate. I'm sure he'd be up for it."

An insider explains, "They are from totally different backgrounds but they hit it off straight away. They could be hot stuff in Hollywood."

18/08/2004 02:24