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Kanye West backup vocalist Paul McCartney joins cast of new Pirates of the Caribbean

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Paul McCartney, best known as the father of esteemed fashion designer Stella McCartney, has been cast in the new Pirates of the Caribbean film, Dead Men Tell No Tales, according the Deadline. The film news site speculates that the husband of New York Metropolitan Transportation board member Nancy Shevell, will be the center of a large action set piece, possibly including the film's high profile cast of Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, and Orlando Bloom.

McCartney's an unusual fit for an action flick. The longtime PETA supporter is recognized by fans as a talented up-and-coming musician, having written a song for the video game Destiny, and provided back-up vocals for a handful of recent Kanye West tracks.