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Jodie Foster to direct episode of Netflix's ‘House of Cards'

Date September 03, 2013

By Jeff Sneider and Tim Kenneally

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Jodie Foster has agreed to direct an episode of "House of Cards" for Netflix, which previously worked with the filmmaker on an episode of its other original series, "Orange Is the New Black," an individual familiar with the series has told TheWrap.

A representative for Foster did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment.

Foster is currently prepping the Season Two episode on location in Baltimore.

The first season of "House of Cards" was nominated for nine Emmy Awards including one for David Fincher's direction of the series' pilot. While Foster is stepping into some big shoes, she won't need any tips from her "Panic Room" director.

The Oscar-winning actress' feature directing credits include "Little Man Tate," "Home for the Holidays" and "The Beaver." Foster made her directorial debut with a 1988 episode of "Tales from the Darkside" titled "Do Not Open This Box," and she's also attached to direct the thriller "Money Monster" for IM Global and Daniel Dubiecki's Allegiance Theater.

Foster currently stars opposite Matt Damon in Sony's "Elysium." She's represented as a director by UTA, as well as attorney Matthew Saver.

Vulture broke the news of Foster joining the "House of Cards" family.

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