By Lindsay Soll
Updated April 27, 2009 at 04:56 PM EDT

Damages and Deadwood star Timothy Olyphant will headline a new FX drama series based on Elmore Leonard’s short story Fire in the Hole. In the pilot, which remains untitled, Olyphant will play a U.S. Marshal who goes back home to Kentucky. “He is like an anachronism: He wears a hat, cowboy boots anda holster on his hip,” exec producer Graham Yost told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s a little bit like he was born 100 yearstoo late.” Production on the project is set to begin at the end of May.