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'Without a Trace's' Anthony LaPaglia Near Deal for Fox's Felicity Huffman Drama 'Boomerang'

He'll play her husband in the family drama executive produced by John Wells.

Anthony LaPaglia
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Anthony LaPaglia

Felicity Huffman has a new leading man.

Without a Trace's Anthony LaPaglia is near a deal to co-star in Fox's Boomerang drama pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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The drama focuses on the usual, everyday events surrounding a family business -- except this family is in the business of executing hits as assassins for the U.S. government.

LaPaglia will pay Bill, husband to Huffman's Margie. He's ex-CIA and a seasoned assassin with a neurotic side who takes his job very seriously and has taught his sons the family business.

Cloverfield's Michael Stahl-David will play Sam, the youngest of Bill and Margie's two boys, with Royal Pains' Patrick Heusinger set as his older brother, Carl. Both are in the government assassin business. The couple's teen daughter has yet to be cast.

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Davey Holmes (Shameless, Awake) will pen the pilot for Warner Bros. Television and executive produce alongside his Shameless cohort John Wells and Andrew StearnHustle and Flow's Craig Brewer will direct and receive an executive producer credit on the pilot.

LaPaglia's credits include the feature Empire Records and voice roles in Happy Feet and its sequel. Last pilot season, he was attached to star in ABC's fashion drama Americana, which did not move forward. He's repped by ICM Partners, Industry Entertainment and Edelstein Laird.

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