Six-time Emmy winner John Lithgow is set as a lead opposite star Jeff Bridges in FXs drama pilot The Old Man, from Black Sails co-creators Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine. In another major coup, the pilot has tapped Jon Watts, who directed and co-wrote blockbusters Spider-Man: Homecoming and its sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home, to direct and executive produce. Filming begins this fall.
The Old Man, which is based on the eponymous novel written by Thomas Perry, centers on Dan Chase (Bridges), who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.
Lithgow will play Harold Harper. Intelligent and tough with deep reservoirs of compassion and ruthlessness, Harper is called back to service by the FBI after suffering a terrible personal loss. He has a complicated past with rogue fugitive Chas (Bridges), which makes him uniquely suited for hunting him down.
Warren Littlefield executive produces with Bridges, Steinberg, Levine, Watts, Dan Shotz and David Schiff. Fox 21 Television Studios produces in association with The Littlefield Company.
Tony winner Lithgows most recent film projects include Mindy Kalings comedy Late Night, The Tomorrow Man opposite Blythe DaRead More – Source