Life Of Pi
Ang Lee To Direct FX TV Pilot Tyrant
Ang Lee accepts the Best Director award for ‘Life of Pi’ onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 24, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Calif. --
Ang Lee is making the leap from big screen glory to small screen pilot.
The “Life of Pi” director will make his television directorial debut directing the pilot episode of FX’s “Tyrant” – the story of an “unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation,” FX Networks announced in a statement on Thursday.
The Academy Award-winner (for Best Director) will be joined by producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff (“Homeland”), as well as writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”).
“The fact that the brilliant Ang Lee has signed on to direct his first project for television speaks to the extraordinary nature of ‘Tyrant,’” Bert Salke, President of Fox 21 (which will produce the show) said of the news. “Ang Lee, Gideon Raff, Craig Wright and Howard Gordon are master storytellers at the height of their powers, and the material is incredible.”
Adding, “We can’t wait to get started.”
Production on “Tyrant” is tentatively slated to begin this summer.
Copyright 2013 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Life Of Pi Director Ang Lee To Helm FX TV Pilot Tyrant
Jack The Giant Slayer Wins Weekend Box Office
Complete Oscars Winners List; Argo Wins Best Picture
Adele Wins Oscar For Skyfall Theme Song
Jennifer Lawrence Win Best Actress Oscar; Ang Lee Wins Best Director
Anne Hathaway Wins Best Supporting Actress
Identity Thief Tops Box Office Again
Oscar Predictions 2013: Who Will Win/Who Should Win (MovieMantz)
Oscar Party Food: Recipes Inspired By Best Picture Nominees (Access Hollywood Live)
Argo Wins Best Picture At British Academy Film Awards
Argo Wins Big At Producers Guild Awards
Golden Globes 2013: Complete List Of Winners
Ben Affleck & Argo Win Big At Critics’ Choice Awards
Oscar Nominations: The Stars React!
85th Annual Academy Award Nominations: Complete List Revealed!
Lincoln Leads Race For British Academy Awards
Spielberg Earns 11th Directors Guild Nomination; Affleck, Bigelow, Hooper, Lee Also Earn Slots
Healthy Hollywood: Get Movin’ Monday – Sweat It Out Bollywood Style!
Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Argo Earn Writers Guild Nominations
Top 10 Movies Of 2012 (MovieMantz)
Golden Globes: Lincoln, Argo, Django Unchained Lead Film; Homeland, Game Change Lead TV Noms
List Of Nominees For The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Django Unchained, Red Tails Among NAACP Nominees
Lincoln Leads Critics’ Choice Awards Nominees
Avengers, Dark Knight, Hobbit Up For Visual Effects Oscar; Hunger Games Snubbed
Oscars Governor’s Ball 2013: Ang Lee Wins Best Director
“Life of Pi” director Ang Lee chats with Access’ Shaun Robinson about what went through his mind when he was announced as the winner for Best Director. Also, he talks about getting emotional during his acceptance speech.
Golden Globes 2013: Ang Lee Reacts To The Life Of Pi’s Oscar Nominations
Director Ang Lee tells AccessHollywood.com’s Laura Saltman how important it was to him to make “The Life of Pi” at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Also, he talks about casting a complete unknown actor as the lead. Plus, Ang chats about how he found out his film received 11 Oscar nominations.
Oscars 2013: The Winners
Who took home the coveted statues at the 2013 Oscars?
Top 10 Movies Of 2012 (MovieMantz)
Access’ Scott ‘Movie’ Mantz counts down the best movies of 2012!
On The Set: The Stars Visit Access Hollywood Live (November 2012)
Go behind the scenes of Access Hollywood Live
Holiday Movie Preview 2012
The biggest films coming to the box office for the 2012 Holiday Season!