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Hugh Laurie in Talks to Play Blackbeard on NBC

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20:  Actor Hugh Laurie arrives at Fox's "House" series finale wrap party at Cicada on April 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Hugh Laurie is in talks to play a pirate on the upcoming NBC series Crossbones. According to Deadline, he'd play pirate overlord Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard. Well, nothing says "sure thing" like "1715-set pirate drama on NBC."

Photo: Kevin Winter/2012 Getty Images