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John Malkovich Takes On A Dirty Pirate In NBC’s ‘Crossbones’

Fri, May 30, 2014 3:05pm EDT by Elizabeth Wagmeister Add first Comment
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Just in time for summer, John Malkovich is sailing the high seas. The actor nabbed the starring role in NBC’s brand new pirate drama ‘Crossbones. Click to WATCH John take on the evil Blackbeard!

Argh, mateys! Get ready to embark on a treasure hunt because Crossbones follows the legend of fictional pirate, Blackbeard, played by none other than John Malkovich. Read on for details on the action-packed series.

John Malkovich Stars In ‘Crossbones’ — WATCH Trailer

John Malkovich has played a wide variety of parts, including a version of himself in Being John Malkovich, but he’s never played Blackbeard.

The Academy Award-nominated actor is taking on the pirate in the period drama, and if the trailer is any indication, you don’t want to mess with him.

As the story goes, the action-packed show is a treasure full of fighting, gunshots, scheming and sleeping around the ship.

Richard Coyle stars as Tom Lowe who’s set to destroy Blackbeard’s plan, and ultimately kill the pirate, and Yasmine Al Masri plays Selima, who in the trailer (below), is being swayed to be Blackbeard’s golden object of lust.

Will Blackbeard be taken down? WATCH the clip below and tune in to find out!

Crossbones premieres on Friday, May 30 (10/9c) on NBC.

HollywoodLifers, does Crossbones mark the spot for you? Let us know if you’re adding it to your summer TV list!

— Elizabeth Wagmeister

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