Jon Voight joins Fox's drama pilot 'Midland'

7:00 PM PST 03/11/2010 by Nellie Andreeva, AP

THR EXCLUSIVE

In his first regular TV series role, Jon Voight has signed on as a lead in Fox's drama pilot "Midland."

David Keith also landed co-starring role on the pilot, directed by Marc Webb.

"Midland," from 20th TV, centers on Bob (Jimmy Wolk), a con artist juggling two lives in two Texas cities with two women (Adrianne Palicki, Eloise Mumford), one of whom (Palicki), is the daughter of a Texas legend (Voight), described as a gravely voiced titan equally at home in boots or a three-piece suit.

On TV, Oscar winner Voight most recently did an arc on the seventh season of "24," also a Fox/20th series, as villain Jonas Hodges. He is repped by CAA and manager Steven Paul.

Veteran Keith will play Bob's con-man father, who groomed his son to follow in his footsteps. He is repped by APA and Kritzer Levine Wilkins Entertainment.
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