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Kate Mara lands lead in FX limited series 'A Teacher'

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Karen Butler
Actress Kate Mara is to star in the FX series, A Teacher. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Actress Kate Mara is to star in the FX series, "A Teacher." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

July 31 (UPI) -- House of Cards alum Kate Mara and Love, Simon actor Nick Robinson have signed on to star in a new FX limited series, A Teacher.

"Coming to FX: a teacher, a 10-episode limited series starring @katemara (pose, house of cards) and @notnickrob (love, simon, everything, everything,)" the cable network's Twitter feed said.

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Based on Hannah Fidell's 2013 movie of the same name, the drama will follow the titular educator as she is arrested for an illegal sexual relationship with a student. The movie starred Lindsay Burdge and Will Brittain.

Variety said Fidell will write, produce and direct the TV adaptation.

"Working with FX -- truly the home of all my favorite shows -- on A Teacher is a dream come true," Fidell said. "I couldn't ask for a more perfect partner who, from day one, has understood and embraced the inherent complexities and nuance required for such subject matter."

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