James Spader Will Star in NBC Thriller Pilot

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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 06: Actor James Spader attends the after party for the Broadway opening of "Race" at Redeye Grill on December 6, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** James Spader Photo: Neilson Barnard/2009 Getty Images

James Spader is set to star in NBC's upcoming psychological thriller The Blacklist. Deadline reports Spader will play "Raymond 'Red' Reddington, the world's most-wanted criminal who mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with," but only under the condition that he gets to work exclusively with a certain young female FBI agent. Think more Hannibal Lecter, less Robert California.