Felicity Huffman to Play Assassin on Fox Pilot

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Felicity Huffman has signed on for a killer new role.

The former Desperate Housewives star will anchor Fox's Boomerang, a pilot from producer John Wells that centers on a family business... of professionally assassinations.

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Huffman will portray this unusual family's matriarch, a woman named Margie Hamilton who is adept at both cooking dinner for her children and murdering a suspected terrorist with the squeeze of a trigger.

The role marks Huffman's first since Desperate Housewives said goodbye last May. As you might imagine, she was one of this pilot season's most sought-after actresses.

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