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Ang Lee to direct 'Tyrant' pilot for FX

March 14, 2013|By Greg Braxton

Ang Lee, fresh off his second directing Oscar, for "Life of Pi," will make his TV directorial debut with the pilot for "Tyrant" from award-winning producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff ("Homeland"). The project, written by Craig Raff ("Six Feet Under"), marks Li's first project after "Life of Pi."

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"Tyrant" is about an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Milddle Eastern nation. Production is scheduled to begin this summer.

"The fact that the brilliant Ang Lee has signed on to direct his project for television speaks to the extraordinary nature of 'Tyrant,' " said Bert Salke, president of Fox 21, which will produce the show.

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