Scoop: Ryan Phillippe to Star in ABC Mystery Series Secrets & Lies

Ryan Phillippe Secrets & LiesI know what Ryan Phillippe is doing this summer.

The Damages thesp has signed on to star in Secrets & Lies, an ABC drama series about a family man who finds the body of a young boy and quickly becomes the prime murder suspect. He has no choice but to try to find the real killer as his marriage, his kids, his reputation, and his sanity are all at stake. The project, based on the Australian mystery series, was recently handed a 10-episode order by ABC. Production is slated to get underway later this spring/early summer.

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Barbie Kligman (Private Practice) is penning the script and will serve as an EP. Desperate Housewives‘ Charles McDougall is on board to direct.