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Jodie Foster Digs Up Angie's Body
Developing a mob drama for US TV

13 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Jodie Foster Digs Up Angie's Body

Though her film career has been trundling along nicely, Jodie Foster is itching to get back behind the camera and into more television. To make that happen, she’s signed a deal with US channel Showtime to direct and executive produce and direct mob drama project Angie’s Body.

With a script from Heroes / Touch veteran Rob Fresco, the series focuses on a woman who is the head of an organized crime outfit. She's the female equivalent of Tony Soprano, who deals with the various family (and Family) issues that crop up in her line of work.

It’s not Foster’s first telly producing credit, nor her first time with the channel, as she worked on 1998 TV movie The Baby Dance. For this one, she apparently intends to stay behind the camera rather than taking what sounds like a solid leading lady role.

Currently, it’s all just at pilot stage and we'll have to wait and see if it makes it to series. But given that Showtime is closing the doors on two of its big female lead shows, Weeds and The Big C, this could prove to be a solid fit.

Last seen in Carnage, Foster will next show up as part of the cast of Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, due out here on March 1, 2013.


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