Alia Shawkat Joins Jeff Bridges in FX Drama Pilot ‘Old Man’ (Exclusive)

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Alia Shawkat Joins Jeff Bridges in FX Drama Pilot ‘Old Man’ (Exclusive)
Alia Shawkat has been cast in the upcoming FX pilot “The Old Man,” Variety has learned exclusively.

She joins previously announced lead Jeff Bridges as well as cast members John Lithgow and Amy Brenneman. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry, the series centers on Dan Chase (Bridges), who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.

Shawkat will star as Angela, described as a rising star at the FBI. Angela is a protégé to Deputy Director Harold Harper (Lithgow). Assigned to the pursuit of Chase, Angela is swept into a world of buried secrets and hidden agendas that will put her relationship with Harper to the test.

Shawkat currently stars in the comedy series “Search Party.
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