LATEST: THE Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards has thrilled co-star Orlando Bloom by finally agreeing to star as Johnny Depp's father in the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN sequels.

Bloom, who plays WILL TURNER in the movies, has let slip that the wrinkly rocker will cameo, despite claims the Stones tour would keep him from the set.

He says, "We're going to have an appearance by the great Keith Richards."