Two-time Academy Award-winner Ang Lee (Life of Pi, Brokeback Mountain, Hulk) is set to direct a new FX drama pilot Tyrant. The project is Lee’s first following Life of Pi and will mark his television directorial debut. The pilot, from Homeland creators Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff and Craig Wright (Six Feet Under, Lost), tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.
"Ang Lee has demonstrated time and again an ability to present characters with such depth and specificity that they reveal the universal human condition,” said John Landgraf, President and General Manager, FX Networks. “No one could be a more perfect film maker to bring Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, and Craig Wright's Tyrant to indelible life."