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Ang Lee Exits FX Pilot Tyrant

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15: Director Ang Lee attends the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere of 'People Like Us' at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 on June 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

Two months after boarding the FX drama pilot Tyrant, Ang Lee has bowed out. "It is one of the most brilliant ideas for a series that I’ve seen and one about which I was very excited," the two-time Oscar winner said. "However, after spending over four years making and promoting Life of Pi, I have recently realized that I need some rest." Bummer — seeing what Lee would've done with the political thriller was high on our curiosity list. Tyrant comes from Homeland's Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff and Six Feet Under's Craig Wright.

Photo: Jesse Grant/2012 Getty Images