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Jodie Foster to direct TV mob drama

The Beaver

Story by Jack Foley

JODIE Foster is to direct and produce a female mob drama for US TV.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show – Angie’s Body – is being billed as a Sopranos-style drama that will focus on a shrewd and lethal woman who runs a family-based crime syndicate.

The script has been penned by Rob Fresco, whose previous work includes Heroes and Jericho.

If successful, the project would mark Foster’s first major venture into television directing. Although working behind the camera is something the Oscar-winning actress has increasingly decided to focus on.

Her previous directorial credits include 1991’s Little Man Tate, in which she also starred, 1995 comedy drama Home for the Holidays and, last year, the dark comedy The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson.

Her latest acting role will be alongside Matt Damon in Neill Blomkamp’s forthcoming Elysium.

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