25 February 2013 11:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Billy Elliot is pirouetting his way to the small screen.

Jamie Bell has signed on to star in AMC’s Revolutionary War-era drama pilot Turn, TVLine has learned.

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From Nikita creator/executive producer Craig Silverstein and Barry Josephson, the project is based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring and centers on hard-working New York cabbage farmer Abraham Woodhull (Bell), who forms a group of spies with his pals in the summer of 1778. The gang winds up helping America »


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