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High-Profile Drama Project Connects Dots From 'Weeds,' 'Homeland' Deadline

A casting announcement for a high-profile cable drama project brings together some of the players behind "Weeds" and "Homeland." Deadline.com reports that FX has cast Justin Kirk, one of the stars of Showtime's "Weeds," in its pilot "Tyrant," which comes from Howard Gordon.

Gordon developed and executive produces Showtime's "Homeland."

Kirk will play a mysterious American diplomat with a hidden agenda in the project about an American family that is drawn into the political workings of a Middle East nation, the story says. The project has also cast Sibylla Deen.

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