'Housewives' thesp plays assassin for WBTV drama

Felicity Huffman has been tapped to star in Fox drama pilot “Boomerang.”

Project centers on an assassin family biz that executes hits for the U.S. government. Huffman will play Margie Hamilton, the matriarch of the family who can seamlessly switch between being a swift assassin to a wife and mother.

Drama, from Warner Bros. TV and John Wells Prods., was penned by Davey Holmes. Craig Brewer will helm the pilot. Holmes, Brewer, John Wells and Andrew Stearn all serve as exec producers.

Huffman, a “Desperate Housewives” alum, recently wrapped feature film “Trust Me.”

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