Anthony LaPaglia to Star in CBS's Terrorism Pilot

Anthony LaPaglia to Star in CBS's Terrorism Pilot

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Pilot from Nikki Toscano and Kerry Ehrin will explore what happens when a terrorist attack hits D.C.

Anthony LaPaglia is back in business with CBS.

The “Without a Trace” star has been cast in CBS's upcoming drama pilot from Nikki Toscano (“Revenge,” “Detroit 1-8-7”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Bates Motel,” “Parenthood”).

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The pilot follows the aftermath of a terrorist event that rocks Washington, D.C. LaPaglia will play Coach Holden Weller, an intense, high school football coach/athletic director in Virginia — who happens to be a retired, well-respected CIA operative. When the attack happens, Weller is pulled back into action to investigate closer to home where the next generation of terrorists are being bred.

The cast also includes Shanley Caswell and Aimee Garcia.

Toscano is writing the pilot, with Ehrin producing. James Foley (“Glengarry Glen Ross,” “House of Cards”) will direct.

The untitled pilot hails from Universal Television and CBS Television Studios.