Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Production Halted

Production of “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” in Australia has been halted due to the hand injury sustained by Johnny Depp earlier this month.

The film’s star departed Australia for the U.S. on March 10 following an injury that happened in Queensland, though not while shooting.

Filming has continued on scenes not involving Depp.

But, on Thursday, some 200 crew were told that they would not be working for the next two weeks, according to multiple Australian media reports.

Production is scheduled to pick up on April 15.