'House of Cards' star Corey Stoll to star in FX pilot 'The Strain'

Guillermo del Toro's pilot at FX has found its lead in "House of Cards" star Corey Stoll."The Strain" is described by the network as a "high concept thriller" that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in NYC. He and his team are tasked to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain begins to spread, the team, along with a group of everyday New Yorkers, must fight in a war for the fate of humanity itself."To me, having the right lead for 'The Strain' series was perhaps the most important creative task," del Toro said in a statement. "To be able to secure the perfect actor in Corey Stoll sets the project on the right track.  To embody a character like Ephraim Goodweather - who transitions through every emotion and situation imaginable, and...



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