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Lee Pace Joins AMC’s Eighties-Set Computer Drama

Lee Pace attends "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" New York Premiere Benefiting AFI - Red Carpet And Introduction at Ziegfeld Theater on December 6, 2012 in New York City.

Pushing Daisies star Lee Pace is heading back to television after dabbling in such films as Lincoln, the final Twilight, and The Hobbit. Welcome home! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pace is onboard to star in AMC's eighties-set drama Halt and Catch Fire, which is about the intense, cut-throat world of computer engineering. Pace will play a brilliant IBM salesman, which sounds like an odd person to hang a show on, but let's go with it. Magical pie-maker seems like an odd person to hang a show on, too, but that worked out okay for a little while.

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