Ryan Phillippe to star in ABC pilot

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Ryan Phillippe is headed to ABC to star in the upcoming drama, Secrets & Lies.

Barbie Kligman will be writing and producing the show, Charles McDougall of Desperate Housewives fame will be directing the ABC pilot.

Phillippe is in the final negotiations to play the lead role in the drama series, Entertainment Weekly reported.

The I Know What You Did Last Summer actor would be playing the lead character of Ben Garner. Garner is a family man who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young boy after Garner discovers the young boy's body. This causes Garner to try to find the real killer.

This upcoming project from ABC is an adaptation of an Australian drama series, Variety reported.

Phillippe has had roles on TV before, he recently appeared in the show Damages and back in 1992 he got his big break on One Life to Live. Phillippe is known for his roles in The Lincoln Lawyer, Cruel Intentions and Crash.

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