Jodie Foster to Produce, Direct Showtime Mob Series
Deadline.com reports that Showtime has bought ANGIE'S BODY, a new mob drama series to be directed and produced by Jodie Foster. The project marks the actresses' first major behind-the-scenes foray into series television.
'Angie's Body' was penned by Heroes' Rob Fresco. The story follows a "shrewd, sexy and, when necessary, lethal woman who runs a family-based crime syndicate." Foster and Fresco will executive produce the project with Sony TV's Russ Krasnoff.
Foster has directed such films as Little Man Tate, Home For The Holidays and Beaver. She executive produced the 1998 Showtime telefilm The Baby Dance. The actress began her acting career in the 1976 film Taxi Driver for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1989, for playing a rape victim in The Accused.
In 1991, she starred in The Silence of the Lambs as Clarice Starling, a gifted FBI trainee, assisting in a hunt for a serial killer. Her performance received international acclaim and her second Academy Award for Best Actress. She received her fourth Academy Award nomination for playing a hermit in Nell (1994). Other popular films include Bugsy Malone (1976); Freaky Friday (1976); Candleshoe (1977) Maverick (1994); Contact (1997); Panic Room (2002); Flightplan (2005); Inside Man (2006); The Brave One (2007); Nim's Island (2008) and Carnage (2011), for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.