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‘About Schmidt’ Star Hope Davis Cast in CBS Political Pilot

Hope Davis will play a politician who's in danger of assassination

Hope Davis has been "Ordained" into the CBS pilot roster.

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"About Schmidt" star Davis has been cast in CBS's upcoming drama pilot "The Ordained." The pilot, which is being written and co-produced by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, follows Tom, the son of a Kennedy-esque family (played by "Boardwalk Empire" alum Charlie Cox) who abandons the priesthood and joins the legal profession to prevent his politician sister from being assassinated.

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Davis will play the endangered sister.

The cast also includes "Entourage" alum Emmanuelle Chriqui and "Alcatraz" star Sam Neill, as Tom's next-door neighbor and father, respectively.

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R.J. Cutler ("Nashville") is directing the pilot, which comes from CBS Television Studios.

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