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


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