Despite receiving a 10-episode straight-to-series order and a tentative summer debut date, NBC's 'Crossbones' hasn't been very active on the high seas of late. When last we heard, former 'House' star Hugh Laurie was on deck to play the infamous pirate Blackbeard for the period tale, but now that ship seems to have set sail. Two-time Oscar-winner John Malkovich will instead take the role, but will NBC's 'Crossbones' leave port anytime soon?
NBC's standing is definitely on the rise, following their first November sweeps week in nearly a decade, and an impressive array of hour-long dramas in development. Not only have we been following Bryan Fuller's 'Hannibal' and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers' 'Dracula' series, but also kept a weather eye on the horizon for upcoming pirate drama 'Crossbones!' With a ten episode order in place, what former 'House' star might be man enough to step into the boots of the legendary Blackbeard? Why, House himself, Hugh Laurie of course!
As we move out of summer and away from the big blockbusters, it's time to embrace the simpler films, like 'The Oranges.' The official trailer for the quirky comedy has arrived to give us our first look at its exceptional family dysfunction.
Most of the latest casting for the upcoming remake 'Robocop' has focused on the new characters, from Gary Oldman's creator, to Samuel L. Jackson's entertainment tycoon. Though we don't expect it to be a scene-for-scene remake, we're curious how much of it will reflect the original. There are some elements, as it seems that Hugh Laurie will be playing the head of OCP.