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'Twilight' director Catherine Hardwicke to helm episode of 'Hell on Wheels' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke will keep the trains running on time for Hell on Wheels: She is directing an episode of the 1860s-set AMC western that centers on the building of the first transcontinental railroad, EW has learned.

Hardwicke is helming the fourth installment of the second season, in which foreman Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) resorts to drastic measures to resolve a strike by the railroad employees.

Season 2 debuts August 12.

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