Scoop: Juliette Lewis Cops a Role in ABC Mystery Series Secrets & Lies

Juliette Lewis Secrets & LiesThe web of Secrets & Lies is growing.

Film actress Juliette Lewis will star opposite fellow big screen thesp Ryan Phillippe in the ABC drama series, TVLine has learned.

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The project — which already has a 10-episode order — is about a family man (Phillippe) 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.

Lewis will play Detective Cornell.

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

Oscar-nominated for her turn in 1991’s Cape Fear, Lewis’ film resume also includes Natural Born Killers, From Dusk Till Dawn and August: Osage Counrty. Her most recent TV credits include Portlandia, The Firm and Fox’s upcoming summer series Wayward Pines.

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  1. Kaycee says:

    Yes! Love her! She’s so talented.

  2. Ally Oop says:

    So Wayward Pines is a summer series then? I had been wondering. FOX has been very quiet about it.

  3. Matt M. says:

    I have a feeling SECRETS & LIES will turn out extremely well. It’s current pedigree is fantastic, with Emmy-award winning director McDougall at the helm, and Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis receiving star-billing. I feel it will take a much more thriller/mystery route.

  4. Pati says:

    So far it sounds really good

  5. Mark says:

    The Australian version of this (the original) goes to air in a few weeks, can’t wait!