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Matt Dillon set to star in M. Night Shyamalan's Fox series Wayward Pines

05.13.2013by: Kevin Woods

At the beginning of the year we shared the news that THE SIXTH SENSE director M. Night Shyamalan was developing a new series for Fox Television called "Wayward Pines", based on Blake Crouch's novel "Pines", and today we have some pretty cool news regarding the project, including the first bit of casting news.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has officially greenlit its first event series, handing out the order to "Wayward Pines" and tapping Matt Dillon to star in the dramatic thriller from M. Night Shyamalan and Chad Hodge that is being described as a series in the vein of "Twin Peaks". Ok, you've got my attention, Fox!

"Wayward Pines" revolves around...

Ethan Burke (Dillon), a Secret Service agent who arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, Id., is on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan's investigation only turns up more questions. Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

"The Playboy Club" writer Chad Hodge penned the script, with Shyamalan, Hodge, Donald De Line and Ashwin Rajan on board to exec produce the FX Productions effort. Fox landed the project, based on a spec from Hodge, after a competitive bidding situation.  Fox will bow the drama in 2014.

Extra Tidbit: Does Shyalaman's involvement with "Wayward Pines" excite you? And what do you think about the casting of Matt Dillon?



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