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James Spader Will Star in NBC Thriller Pilot

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.

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