Ryan Phillippe Nears Deal to Star in 'Secrets & Lies' for ABC
After a successful guest starring role in the final season of Damages, actor Ryan Phillippe is said to be nearing a deal to star in ABC's Secrets & Lies.
The show is set to begin shooting its pilot in Wilmington later this month. Secrets & Lies is based on an upcoming Australian series.
Phillippe will portray Ben Garner, described as "a decent family man who works as a house painter, who is the father of 16-year-old Natalie and 12-year-old Abby and is experiencing marital problems with his wife, Christy. Ben is shocked and upset when he stumbles across the dead body of his 4-year-old neighbor Tom while on his morning run, and now must juggle the media and police attention in addition to his personal worries. He ultimately becomes the prime suspect in Tom's slaying."
Phillippe, 39, has starred in movies like Crash, Cruel Intentions and The Lincoln Lawyer.