Fortunately for Griffiths, he's got another chance in an upcoming high-profile film. Empire spoke to Geoffrey Rush at the London Film Festival premiere for "The King's Speech," and the actor revealed that he'd recently been acting opposite another on-screen king: George II, who'll be played by Griffiths in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides."
We can't imagine it'll be a huge role, but it seems to confirm reports that the film will be partly set in Britain. Griffiths is the latest addition to a fairly strong cast which, aside from the returning stars Rush and Johnny Depp, also includes Ian McShane, Penelope Cruz, Stephen Graham and newcomers Sam Clafin and Astrid Berges-Frisby. We probably speak for everyone when we say that we've suffered from 'Pirates' fatigue after the second and third films, but we've heard some relatively good buzz from people on the production, with director Rob Marshall coming in for a good deal of praise. Maybe this'll prove to be a pleasant surprise when it hits theaters on May 20th next year?