Oscar winner Taika Waititi is full and busy. The filmmaker is currently directing Thor: love and thunder. In the middle of this he signed a period comedy Our flag means death, set to HBO Max.

The filmmaker will not only be the star of the project, but he will also serve as executive producer and direct the pilot of the series. According to the deadline, “Our flag means death is loosely based on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby), a pampered aristocrat who gave up his life of privilege to become a pirate. Waititi will play Blackbeard, the most feared and revered pirate in history. “

“Our Blackbeard is a legend, a lover, a fighter, a tactical genius, a poetic and possibly crazy soul,” writer David Jenkins told Deadline. “Only one man could play this role, and that’s the great Taika Waititi. We are thrilled beyond measure that he has decided to put on a beard.

Jenkins will also be executive producer with Garrett Basch and Dan Halsted.

Meanwhile, Taika Waititi is currently filming Marvel’s Thor: love and thunder. He will then star in Ryan Reynolds’ next feature film. Free Guy.

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