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Charlie Cox is getting Ordained.

The Boardwalk Empire star has landed the leading role on the CBS pilot, has learned.

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Cox would star as Tom, the son of a Kennedy-esque family who leaves the priesthood to become a lawyer to prevent his politician sister from being assassinated. Cox is best known as Owen Slater, who sadly joined the Boardwalk's ever-growing body count last season.

Lisa Takeuchi Cullen will write, while War Horse's Frank Marshall and Devious Maids' Larry Shuman will executive-produce. As previously announced, Nestor Serrano will co-star.