Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo To Star In Fox’s ‘Wayward Pines’

Academy Award winner Melissa Leo will go head to head with Matt Dillon in Fox’s upcoming event series Wayward Pines from M. Night Shyamalan.

Wayward Pines follows Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Dillon) as he arrives in the strange town in search of two missing FBI agents. Shortly after his arrival, Ethan finds himself in the hospital with no money, identification or means of communicating with the outside world. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Leo will play Nurse Pam, Ethan’s dangerous caregiver who will become his rival as he attempts to unravel Wayward Pines’ secrets.

Leo has starred in more than 30 feature films, including Oblivion, Frozen River and The Fighter, for which she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. She has previously appeared on the small screen in Treme and Homicide: Life on the Street.

Wayward Pines is set to premiere in 2014 on Fox.