John Malkovich Will Star in Squarespace’s Super Bowl Spot

Brand's fourth appearance at the Big Game

Actor and director John Malkovich, who recently appeared in a short film for Squarespace, will also star in the brand's Super Bowl ad.

The company isn't yet releasing details about the 30-second spot, which it developed with creative partners John x Hannes. This marks Squarespace's fourth appearance in the Big Game.

UPDATE, Jan. 25: Squarespace just released this amusing Super Bowl teaser, in which Malkovich is seen getting frustrated because someone is squatting on

Squarespace's recently-released short film chronicles Malkovich as he embarks on a career in fashion, using the website development company to help him redesign his website,, to display his new fashion collection.

"At Squarespace, we seek to work with bold, creative individuals who aren't afraid to take risks," said David Lee, CCO at Squarespace. "John's willingness to evolve as a creative and actually create a new career for himself, entirely separate from what he's best known for, was incredibly inspirational to us, and represents the kind of entrepreneurial spirit we support at Squarespace."

Squarespace's spot for last year's Super Bowl featured comedy duo Key & Peele, who also took part in a pretty fun stunt sponsored by the brand: the pair did a livestream of video commentary throughout the game without having the rights to talk about the game. Squarespace's 2015 Super Bowl spot starred Jeff Bridges. 

For more Super Bowl LI news, check out Adweek's Super Bowl Ad Tracker, an up-to-date list of the brands running Super Bowl spots and the agencies involved in creating them.


Client: Squarespace
CEO: Anthony Casalena
Chief Creative Officer: David Lee
Director of Brand Marketing: Amory Wooden Marketing: Farah Sheikh
Talent: Natasha Ivankovitser
Design Lead: Donovan Mafnas
Design Lead: Andre Felipe Ribeiro
Design Lead: Tom Sears
Designer: Luis Gonzalez
Designer: McLane Teitel
Designer: Shawn Lee
Photography Retoucher: Craig Reynolds

Creative Agency: JohnXHannes
Executive Creative Director / Founder: John McKelvey & Hannes Ciatti Executive Producer: Kristine Ling
Head of Client Management: Verena Zannantoni
Senior Art Director: Conor Hagan
Senior Copywriter: Matt McCarron Senior Planner: Iain Newton
Operations Director: Karen Lo
Business Affairs: Waving Cat Productions

Film Production: SMUGGLER
Director: Miles Jay
Executive Producers: Allison Kunzman, Patrick Milling-Smith & Brian Carmody DOP: Chayse Irvin
Production Designer: Carly Reddin
Stylist: Jurgen Doering
Parisian Service Company: Premiere Heure
Parisian Producer: Catherine Guillot
US Line Producer: Alex Orlovsky

Editorial: NO6
Editor: Chan Hatcher
Assistant Editor: Kenneth Larkin, Randy Baublis Managing Director: Carr Schilling
Producers: Malia Rose, Michelle Dorsch

VFX Artist:
Verdi Sevenhuysen

Audio Finishing: Formosa
Mixer: John Bolen
Executive Producer: Lauren Cascio

Color: COMPANY 3
Colorist: Tom Poole
Co3 Producer: Clare Movshon

Photography Production: Flower Ave
Photographer: Zach Gold Producer: Michael Power