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10/17/2013 12:09 pm ET

'Crossbones' NBC Series To Film In Puerto Rico And Boost Economy

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San Juan, Oct 15 (EFE).- Starting Wednesday, Puerto Rico will be the setting for the NBC television series "Crossbones" starring John Malkovich in the role of the pirate Blackbeard.

"I hope Puerto Rico feels honored by the work we'll do here," Malkovich said at a joint press conference with Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla in San Juan.

Puerto Rican authorities estimate that filming the series here will inject $29.4 million into the economy while creating some 1,500 jobs.

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