According to The Hollywood Reporter, Timothy Olyphant will star in FX's drama pilot that is based on the Elmore Leonard short story Fire in the Hole.

The currently untitled project follows U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Olyphant) when he returns to his hometown in Kentucky.

"He has a certain jaggedness, but he also loves his job," said creator/exec producer Graham Yost. "He is like an anachronism: He wears a hat, cowboy boots and a holster on his hip. It's a little bit like he was born 100 years too late."

As Yost gets ready for end-of-May start date on the pilot, which will be directed by Michael Dinner, Yost recently received an endorsement from Leonard himself.

"One of the great thrills was getting to speak to Elmore a couple of weeks ago," Yost stated. "He said he liked my adaptation a lot."

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