August 15, 2012 02:42:30 GMT
The 'Flightplan' star is also set to executive produce the 'Sopranos'-like show, which centers on a 'lethal woman who runs a family-based crime syndicate.'
Jodie Foster is going to lend her directing skill to new Showtime drama. The two-time Academy Award winner for Best Actress is attached to direct and executive produce a mob series "Angie's Body" for the premium cable channel.
Described as a "Sopranos"-like drama, the show revolves around "a shrewd, sexy and, when necessary, lethal woman who runs a family-based crime syndicate," Deadline reports. "Heroes" and "Jericho" scribe Rob Fresco provides the script and will serve as executive producer alongside Foster and Russ Krasnoff.
Foster and Showtime previously teamed up for 1998's TV movie "The Baby Dance" in which she took the producing role. The "Silence of the Lambs" actress' latest directorial stint was 2011's "The Beaver" starring Mel Gibson. She will next grace the big screen through Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium".
News of the "Angie's Body" development comes as Showtime recently announced the cancellation of female-centric show "The Big C". The Laura Linney-starring drama comedy series will return for a very short fourth and final season in 2013. Mary-Louise Parker' "Weeds" will also air its last episode later this year.