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Mimi Leder has signed on to direct and executive produce the Fox Broadcasting Co. drama pilot Johnny Zero, from John Wells Prods. and Warner Bros. TV. The project stars Franky G as an ex-con who is struggling to go straight while establishing himself as a private investigator. Leder most recently executive produced the Fox drama series John Doe, which aired in the 2002-03 season. She has also worked closely with John Wells over the years on NBC's ER, among other projects. Among Leder's recent feature directorial credits are 1999's Sentimental Journey and 2000's Pay It Forward. She has two upcoming projects in the works, Smoke & Mirrors and Void Moon. Leder is repped by CAA.

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