Pilot Scoop: Anthony LaPaglia Eyes Role Opposite Felicity Huffman In Fox's Boomerang

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abtWithout a Trace‘s Anthony LaPaglia is in talks to star opposite Felicity Huffman in Boomerang, Fox’s drama pilot about a family of hired guns, TVLine has learned.

The project, from ER and Shameless vet John Wells, focuses on the usual, everyday drama surrounding a family business — except this family is in the business of executing hits as assassins for the U.S. government.

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LaPaglia would play the clan’s ex-CIA patriarch Bill, a seasoned assassin with a neurotic side who takes his job very seriously. Huffman previously closed a deal to play his wife, a briskly professional killer who can kill and dispose of a suspected terrorist in an afternoon — then switch to wife and mother mode without a hitch.

Michael Stahl-David (The Black Donnellys) and Patrick Heusinger (Gossip Girl) round out the cast as the couple’s two adult sons.

Davey Holmes (Pushing Daisies, Awake) penned the script and Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) is set to direct. Both will also serve as EPs alongside Wells and Andrew Stearn (Shameless).

Comments (8)

  • It’s got a great cast. Love Felicity Huffman.

    Comment by jasie – February 27, 2013 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • loving the concept of a family of assassins, loving the cast so far. i dont usually get excited about potential pilots but this one has definitely caught my attention.

    Comment by Alan – February 27, 2013 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Doug Savant to him, ouch. Definitely less sex appeal there.

    Comment by Mark – February 27, 2013 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh yes. Please let this go to series.

    Comment by kirads09 – February 27, 2013 01:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG yes!! But please oh please change Felicity Huffman’s character name.

    Comment by Amber – February 27, 2013 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • its about time he comes back. i miss my without a trace.

    Comment by Rachel – February 27, 2013 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Huffman but I’ll be giving this a miss. What is it with America’s love affair with people who kill? I simply hate the idea of a family of assassins. I can see the montage sequence – Huffman dressed in tight black leather in a high action sequence, kills some nasty looking, unshaven man, puts her gun away, gets on her motorbike and rides home, where she changes into her jeans and tee shirt, lets her hair down from its tight ponytail, puts the dinner in the oven, gets in the family car, and goes to pick up her kids from school. It actually makes me feel queasy.

    Comment by Jeo X – February 28, 2013 12:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • interested in actor Wade Allain Marcus…will his role in this series be a permanent one?

    Comment by p m a – March 18, 2013 06:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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