01/18/2013 08:32 am ET

Toni Collette Joins 'Hostages': CBS Drama Goes To Pilot

Toni Collette is returning to TV with a role in the CBS drama pilot "Hostages."

According to EW, Collette will play a successful surgeon from Washington, DC. Collette's character is picked to operate on the president of the United States, but new drama and political conspiracy unfold when her family is taken hostage.

"Hostages" comes from writer, producer and director Jeffrey Nachmanoff of "The Day After Tomorrow" fame. Jerry Bruckheimer is on board as an executive producer. The pilot is based on an Israeli series.

Collette spent three seasons as the title character in Showtime's "United States of Tara." The actress picked up an Emmy and Golden Globe for her role as Tara Gregson, a mom with dissociative identity disorder.

Collette is best known for her film work, which includes "Muriel's Wedding," "Little Miss Sunshine" and "The Sixth Sense."

Click over to EW for more on "Hostages."

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