According to The Hollywood Reporter, Courteney Cox has lined up her next leading role, signing on to star in the FX drama pilot Dirt, the project she is executive producing with husband David Arquette and creator Matthew Carnahan. Additionally, Will McCormack has landed a role in the project, while Margo Martindale, Shannon Woodward, Aidan Mitchell and Noel Fisher have been tapped for roles in another FX pilot, the drama Lowlife.

Dirt, which explores the world of tabloid journalism, will revolve around Lucy Spiller (Cox), the editor in chief of two top tabloid magazines; a schizophrenic paparazzo; and a struggling actor trying to make a name for himself. McCormack will play Leo, the brother of Cox's character.

Brian B.