Jeff Daniels is taking on a new role.
The 64-year-old The Newsroom actor has been given a straight-to-series order for a drama based on Philipp Meyer‘s debut novel American Rust called Rust, Deadline reported on Wednesday (July 31).
Jeff will star in and executive produce the series.
The series is described as “a compelling family drama that will explore the tattered American dream through the eyes of complicated and compromised chief of police Del Harris (Daniels) in a Rust Belt town in southwest Pennsylvania. When the woman he truly loves sees her son accused of murder, Harris is forced to decide what he’s willing to do to protect him.”
“Jeff Daniels is a bona fide giant on stage and screen, and Dan Futterman is a special writer and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them together at Showtime,” said Showtime exec Gary Levine.
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