Deadline reports that Felicity Huffman has signed on to star in a pilot for the FOX network titled BOOMERANG. The drama will come from John Wells Productions and Warner Bros TV, with a script by Davey Holmes.
The project will follow "a family who serve as assassins for the federal government." Huffman will portray mom Margie Hamilton.
The actress is known for her role as executive producer Dana Whitaker on the ABC television show Sports Night (1998-2000), which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination, and as hectic supermom Lynette Scavo on the ABC show Desperate Housewives (2004-2012), which has earned her an Emmy Award.
In 2005, her critically acclaimed role as a transgender woman in the independent film Transamerica earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination. She has also starred in such films as Reversal of Fortune, The Spanish Prisoner, Magnolia, Path to War, Georgia Rule and Phoebe in Wonderland.
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