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Kyle Chandler Cast in Showtime Pilot The Vatican

Actor Kyle Chandler arrives for the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Zero Dark Thirty" at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California, December 10, 2012

Everyone's favorite Kyle Chandler has been cast to star in the pilot for Showtime's The Vatican, a contemporary thriller set in the modern-day Catholic Church. Chandler will play Cardinal Thomas Duffy, the charismatic and mysterious archbishop of New York whose progressive beliefs earn him both supporters and enemies within the Church. Ridley Scott is set to direct the pilot. It is slightly surprising that Chandler would take a job on TV (especially one where he can't be perfectly married to someone), considering his budding film career; however, more Chandler is never a bad thing, so we'll allow it. Amen.

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