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Patrick Fugit Lands Outcast Lead; Adam Wingard Directing Pilot

We told you a couple of months ago that Cinemax would be adapting Robert Kirkman’s Outcast for the screen, and word has just broken that the project has landed its star.

Deadline is reporting that Patrick Fugit (pictured; Almost Famous, Gone Girl) has landed the lead in Cinemax’s new exorcism drama “Outcast” from “The Walking Dead” executive producer Robert Kirkman.

The supernatural horror project is based on Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta’s comic series of the same name, which hit shelves this summer. Joining Fugit in the cast are British actor Philip Glenister (“Life on Mars”) and youngster Gabriel Bateman (“Stalker,” Annabelle), while rising features helmer Adam Wingard (The Guest, You’re Next) has been tapped to direct the pilot produced by Fox International Channels.

“Outcast” was penned on spec by Kirkman for Fox International Channels, who developed it internally before Cinemax acquired the pilot script and greenlit the pilot this summer. Kirkman is exec producing with Chris Black, David Alpert of Circle of Confusion, Sharon Tal Yguado of FIC, and Sue Naegle.

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