EXCLUSIVE: In her first major behind-the-camera foray into television, Jodie Foster is set to direct and executive produce Angie’s Body, a drama project set at Showtime and produced by Sony Pictures TV and studio-based Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment. Written by Rob Fresco (Heroes, Jericho), Angie’s Body centers around a shrewd, sexy and, when necessary, lethal woman who runs a family-based crime syndicate. Foster and Fresco will executive produce the project with Russ Krasnoff.
Foster has been focused on directing for the past few years. While at Comic-Con promoting her latest acting vehicle, Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, Foster indicated that she was eyeing a move into cable TV. This marks the first TV directing/producing gig for Foster who helmed an episode of the 1980s syndicated anthology series Tales From the Darkside before segueing to movie directing with Little Man Tate, Home For The Holidays and Beaver. Angie’s Body reunites Foster with Showtime where she executive produced the 1998 telefilm The Baby Dance in her only previous TV producing stint. Fresco, who serves as a co-executive producer on Fox’s Touch, is repped by UTA, which also repped Foster in the deal, having signed the Oscar winner for directing in March.