From The Spider-Man Director

John Lithgow will be starring opposite Jeff Bridges in the FX thriller series The Old Man, with Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts set to helm the pilot.

The network announced that Watts has signed on to direct the first episode of the upcoming thriller series The Old Man, starring Bridges as a retired CIA operative forced to come out his secluded life after an assassination attempt. Based on the novel by Thomas Perry.

There’s no word yet on what role Lithgow will play, but if it’s in the same sphere as his Trinity Killer role in Dexter, we will be expecting great things!

Here’s the book synopsis for The Old Man:

“To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most sixty-year-old widowers don’t have multiple driver’s licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run. Thirty-five years ago, as a young hotshot in army intelligence, Chase was sent to Libya to covertly assist a rebel army. When the plan turned sour, Chase reacted according to his own ideas of right and wrong, triggering consequences he could never have anticipated. And someone still wants him dead because of them. Just as he had begun to think himself finally safe, Chase must reawaken his survival instincts to contend with the history he has spent his adult life trying to escape.”

The series will be written by Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine, who will also serve as executive producers alongside Warren Littlefield, Dan Shotz, and David Schiff and Bridges, and production on The Old Man will begin this Fall.

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