July 25 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges has signed on to star in a new TV drama called The Old Man, FX said Thursday.
Variety reported the show is based on Thomas Perry's book by the same name and will follow Bridges as he plays Dan Chase, a former CIA operative living off the grid when an assassin tries to hunt him down.
"Jeff Bridges is an iconic, extraordinary actor and to have him as the star of this series is an incredible moment for FX," Nick Grad, co-president of original programming for FX Entertainment, said in a statement. "Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine have delivered an amazing pilot script and Jeff is perfect for the role of Dan Chase. We're also happy to be working with Warren Littlefield, with whom we've had such a terrific partnership on Fargo, along with our partners at Fox 21."
Bridges, 69, is known for his film roles in Hell or High Water, The Giver, Crazy Heart, True Grit, Seabiscuit,The Big Lebowski , The Fisher King and TRON.