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Kyle Chandler has picked his next project: Showtime’s pilot The Vatican.

The Friday Night Lights and Zero Dark Thirty Emmy winner has been one of the most sought-after actors this TV pilot season. Chandler will play Cardinal Thomas Duffy, “the charismatic yet enigmatic Archbishop of New York, whose progressive leanings excite some and alarm others within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.”

Also joining the cast: Matthew Goode (A Single Man) as the Pope’s closest confidante and Sebastian Koch (A Good Day to Die Hard) as a cardinal who is informally known as the “dark prince of the »

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