Jake Kasdan is a 'Worthy' helmer

He'll direct the Fox drama pilot

Jake Kasdan has signed to direct the Fox pilot "Worthy," a drama project from "In Treatment" writer Davey Holmes.

Kasdan, son of writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, will helm the project for the network's sister studio 20th Century Fox TV and executive producers Holmes and Gavin Polone.

"Worthy" centers on an Arizona politician named Worthy who is blackmailed by a mob boss following a hit-and-run accident.

The drama was inspired by recently fallen politicians including Eliot Spitzer and Rod Blagojevich. Kasdan was a producer on "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" and "The TV Set."