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Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow to star in FX CIA drama The Old Man

R.I.P.D, Jeff Bridges

Story by Jack Foley

JEFF Bridges and John Lithgow are to star in new CIA drama The Old Man for FX.

Based on a novel by Thomas Perry, the series stars Bridges in his first series-regular role as Dan Chase, who fled from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid ever since.

However, when an assassin finds and tries to kill Chase, the former operative learns that to ensure his future, he must reconcile his past.

Lithgow will play Harold Harper, an intelligent and tough former FBI agent, who is also called back to the bureau after suffering a terrible personal loss.

But owing to the fact he has a complicated past with Chase, he becomes uniquely suited to hunting him down.

Jon Watts, best known for Spider-Man movies Homecoming and Far From Home, is to direct.

The Old Man is being written by Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine (Black Sails), who is executive producing with Watts.