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Anthony Lapaglia Heading Back To TV - As A Fashion Designer

2/14/2012 10:07pm EST

Anthony LaPagliaFormer Without A Trace star Anthony LaPaglia is heading back to TV screens - as a fashion designer.

The one-time Aussie soccer star, who portrayed gruff detective Jack Malone on the hit TV show for seven years, will lead the cast of new drama Americana, according to

The pilot, set in New York, will be directed by another Aussie, Phillip Noyce - the man behind Angelina Jolie's Salt, Harrison Ford's Jack Ryan thrillers and The Bone Collector.

It's going to be a busy year for LaPaglia - he recently wrapped Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti western starpulse and he will also be seen in Aussie film Mental, starring Toni Collette.



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