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Ryan Phillippe Nears Deal to Star in ABC Drama ‘Secrets & Lies’

Ryan Phillippe is eying the small screen for his next gig, as the thesp is in final negotiations to star in ABC’s drama series “Secrets & Lies.”

Variety has confirmed that Phillippe would play Ben Garner, a family man who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young boy when he finds the body.

Drama is an adaptation of an Australian series and hails from ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment. Barbie Kligman will serve as scribe and showrunner on the series, which was handed a 10-episode order from the Alphabet in October.

Phillippe’s TV credits includes an arc on “Damages,” while on the feature film side the WME-repped actor is known for roles in “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Cruel Intentions” and “Crash.”

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