Forest Whitaker Reteaming with FX & Fox TV

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Following his acclaimed stint on FX’s “The Shield,” Oscar winner Forest Whitaker is reteaming with the cable network and the show’s producer Fox TV Studios, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Whitaker is set to direct and executive produce a drama series project for FX. Also executive producing the untitled project, described as “Sopranos” set in the world of arms dealers, are Emmy-winning longform producer Cary Brokaw and veteran drama writer-producer Eric Overmyer.

The untitled project, now in development, is being written by Jeremy Martin and Matthew Donlan, with Overmyer supervising the writing. Martin and Donlan will also serve as producers. FtvS, which produces “The Shield” with Sony Pictures TV, is on board to produce.

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