The 22-year-old – who first found fame as Effy in the E4 drama – has joined the cast of Pirates of the Caribeann: Dead Mel Tell No Tales, which is scheduled for release in 2017.
Movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed the news via Twitter, saying: "Pleased to announce that we cast Kaya Scodelario for the 5th Pirates of the Caribbean. Talented young actor from Skins & The Maze Runner."
No details about Kaya's character have been revealed.
Not much is known about Pirates of the Caribbean 5 other than the release date on 7 July 2017 and fact Johnny Depp will be reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow.
There have been rumours that Javier Bardem has been in talks to play the movie's villain. Ooh, that would be good! According to Hollywood Reporter, the baddie role in this movie is a ghost captain who blames Jack Sparrow for hish brother's death.
Kaya isn't the only former Skins star making waves in Hollywood right now: Jack O'Connell is currently starring in the Angelina Jolie-directed war movie Unbroken.