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'House of Cards' star Corey Stoll nabs lead in FX's 'The Strain' pilot

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Corey Stoll, who’s getting Emmy buzz for his role on Netflix’s critically lauded House of Cards, will star in the FX drama pilot The Strain, based on the vampire novel trilogy from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.

He’ll play Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City, a team that investigates a viral outbreak that traces back to an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. Del Toro and Hogan will co-write the pilot, which del Toro will direct. Lost‘s Carlton Cuse is onboard as an executive producer and would serve as showrunner if the show goes to series.

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