T Bone Burnett exec producing 'Trade'

Azita Ghanizada joins cast of one-hour drama pilot for Epix

T Bone Burnett is venturing into television.

The Grammy-winning producer, musician and songwriter has signed to join Epix's pilot "Tough Trade" as executive producer and exec musical producer.

Additionally, Azita Ghanizada has been added to the cast of "Trade," eyed for a premiere next year as Epix's potential first original series.

"Trade," from Lionsgate TV, executive producer/showrunner Jenji Kohan and co-executive producer/creator Chris Offutt, is a contemporary one-hour drama about three generations of a Nashville music dynasty (Sam Shepard, Lucas Black and Cary Elwes) whose penchant for drink, debauchery and divorce has left it on the verge of bankruptcy.

Ghanizada, repped by Pakula/King and Luber/Rocklin, will play the wife of Elwes' character.

Burnett won five Grammys for his work on the Coen brothers' 2000 film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" for which he wrote the score and produced the soundtrack, and he was nominated for a best original song Oscar for 2003's "Cold Mountain."

He oversaw the music for the soundtracks to 2005's "Walk the Line" and 1998's "The Big Lebowski" and has produced such artists as Roy Orbison, the Wallflowers, k.d. lang and Counting Crows.
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