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Webb-slinger On Board to Direct Polygamist Oil Baron TV Pilot

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    Marc Webb has catapulted in one year from music videos to award winning director of features to helmsman for one of the biggest super-hero franchises around. Now he's adding a TV pilot to his CV.

    "Midland," written by Kyle Killen, is the story of a polygamist in the oil industry who is leading two lives. Webb will direct the first episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter, for 20th Century Television. The deal comes just a week after he was chosen to direct the "Spider-Man" reboot.

    Is "Dallas" meets "Big Love" a winning recipe? Who knows? But Killen is the brain behind "The Beaver," which will star Mel Gibson as a man who owns a struggling toy company and deals with the stress in his life by letting a beaver hand puppet communicate for him in a crisp English accent. Jodie Foster directed the film, which is in post-production

    So it should either be good fun or an epic flame-out.