We've heard of swearing like a sailor before, but this bit of casting news may take the cake.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, craggy British actor Ian McShane is in talks to join the cast of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' as the villain of the piece, legendary real-life pirate Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard.

McShane, of course, is best known to American audiences as 'Deadwood's' famously foulmouthed brothel owner Al Swearengen, though most recently his invective has been directed less at fictional prostitutes and more at the vagaries of the industry. Like 'Deadwood,' his latest effort, NBC's high-concept alternate world drama 'Kings,' was critically acclaimed but failed to find a steady audience, leading to its premature cancellation.
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