Jodie Foster will produce and direct a Showtime crime drama

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Jodie Foster will direct and produce an upcoming drama pilot for Showtime. The project, called "Angie's Body," focuses on a sexy and dangerous woman who leads a family crime syndicate.

The project is Foster's first directorial effort for TV, Deadline reports.

Foster will executive produce the project along with writer Rob Fresco ( "Touch," "Heroes") and Russ Krasnoff ( "Community").

A two-time Oscar winner for acting, Foster has put much of her focus on behind-the-scenes roles over the past several years. She has directed three feature films: "Little Man Tate," "Home for the Holidays" and "The Beaver." Foster also produced several movies, including "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys," "Waking the Dead" and "Nell" (in which she also starred).

Foster has much less experience with television directing and producing. Her only previous TV directing credit was for an episode of "Tales from the Darkside" in 1988. In 1998, she returned to an off-screen television role when she produced "The Baby Dance," an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated TV movie starring Stockard Channing and Laura Dern.

Showtime has not yet announced anything on production or broadcast dates for "Angie's Body."
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