Ian McShane Could Be Blackbeard In Pirates 4

February 23, 2010 by  
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ianmcshane210x300Ian McShane, recent star of 44 Inch Chest, is in talks to star as the infamous pirate Blackbeard in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, according to Variety.

Negotiations to sign the star are still ongoing but doesn’t he look like he’d be perfect to play the part?

In the original novel, On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers, Blackbeard builds a navy to go in search of the Fountain of Youth. In the movie, written by regular Pirates writers Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot, he’ll have to go up against Captain Jack Sparrow to get to it.

If the casting of McShane is confirmed then he’ll be joining Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz who recently signed on, but who else will director Rob Marshall bring aboard as the project progresses?

The movie isn’t set for release until May 2011 so it’ll give McShane plenty of time to perfect his ‘Arrrrr’.

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