John Lithgow to Star Opposite Jeff Bridges in FX’s ‘The Old Man’ With ‘Spider-Man’s Jon Watts Directing

/Film | 9/15/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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John Lithgow is the latest elderly gentleman to join The Old Man cast. Lithgow will be starring opposite Jeff Bridges in the FX thriller series The Old Man, with Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts set to helm the pilot episode.

In the wake of the Disney-Sony feud, Jon Watts’ future with the Spider-Man may be getting a little sticky, but at least he’s got some old men to lean on. The Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home director has lined up his next project, according to FX (via The Playlist). The network announced that Watts has signed on to helm the pilot episode of the upcoming thriller series The Old Man, starring Jeff Bridges as a retired CIA operative forced to come out his secluded life after an assassination attempt. Based on the novel by Thomas Perry, the series is a vehicle for Bridges to essentially be the badass ex-CIA agent we all want him to play.

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There’s no word yet on what role Lithgow will play, but he’s impressed lately in serious dramatic roles, earning an Emmy award for Netflix’s The Crown in 2017. And if you’re curious how he’ll do in a thriller, check him out as the notorious Trinity Killer in...
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