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Monkey business could delay 'Pirates of the Caribbean' shoot

Quarantine issues with a Capuchin monkey could throw a monkey wrench into the shooting schedule
By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment News | Posted: Dec 11, 2014 2:55 am

Following the agreement in September to secure production of the forthcoming sequel in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise, 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' in Australia, things are ramping up ahead of principal photography, but a tussle with Australia's quarantine laws is threatening to throw a monkey wrench in the plans.




Captain Barbossa's Capuchin monkey has joined the cast of all four films thus far and is planned to be part of 'Dead Men Tell No Tales', however the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture is apparently insisting on a 30 day quarantine for the animal to ensure no foreign diseases are imported to the country. The Australian Government are happy to give Disney a $21 million tax break to film in Queensland, but apparently won't bend, which means either production is delayed, or the schedule amended.

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