Taika Waititi Will Play Pirate Blackbeard In HBO Comedy

Garrett Basch and Dan Halstead will serve as executive producers alongside Waititi. Waititi has previously acted in projects he also¬†worked on behind the scenes, so his casting¬†doesn’t come as a surprise. Still, based on the actor’s track record of impeccably balanced, wacky-yet-nuanced character work, Waititi’s¬†take on the¬†notorious sea rogue is an exciting prospect.

Our Flag Means Death is inspired by the real historical figure, Stede Bonnet, a wealthy member of the 18th-century aristocracy who decided to live at sea as a pirate rather than remain comfortable in polite society. Rhys Darby, a frequent collaborator with Waititi on Flight of the Conchords and Next Goal Wins more recently, will play Bonnet.

Source: The Wrap

Originally from https://screenrant.com/taika-waititi-our-flag-means-death-blackbeard-cast/

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