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Last Updated: Tuesday October 21 2008 12:54 GMT

Rumours over Zac's Pirates role

Zac Efron (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

High School Musical star Zac Efron is going to be really busy if all the rumours flying around about him turn out to be true.

There are loads of reports from the US that the 21-year-old actor has signed a 6 million pound deal to star in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

There's good news for HSM fans as he's also said to have signed up to appear in the fourth High School Musical film.

And he's also being named to star in the remake of a huge 80s dance movie!

Johnny Depp will reportedly return as Captain Jack Sparrow in the fourth Pirates film.

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack (AP Photo/Disney, Eric Charbonneau)
Zac could star alongside Johnny Depp
And Keira Knightley is also expected to return as Elizabeth Swann.

There are even reports that Zac will replace Johnny when he retires from his role as Captain Jack!

It's thought the movie will hit cinema screens in 2010.