Felicity Huffman Joins Fox's Assassin Pilot ‘Boomerang’

"Desperate Housewives" alum Felicity Huffman will play the matriarch of a family of assassins

Felicity Huffman is taking aim at Fox's assassin pilot "Boomerang."

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"Desperate Housewives" and "Transamerica" star Huffman has been cast to star in the pilot from "ER" and "Southland" producer John Wells, about a family that makes ends meet as assassins for the U.S. government.

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Huffman will play Margie Hamilton, the matriarch of the Hamilton clan and a briskly professional assassin who can kill and dispose of a suspected terrorist in the afternoon — then switch to wife and mother mode without a hitch.

Wells is executive producing the one-hour drama pilot, which comes from John Wells Productions in association with  Warner Bros. Television. Davey Holmes ("Pushing Daisies") is writing as well as executive producing. Craig Brewer ("Hustle & Flow") is directing and will serve as an executive producer on the pilot.

Huffman will also appear in Clark Gregg's upcoming dark comedy "Trust Me," along with Amanda Peet, Allison Janney, Huffman's husband William H. Macy and Sam Rockwell.