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

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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.

Comments (6)

  • Yes! Love her! She’s so talented.

    Comment by Kaycee – February 12, 2014 04:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So Wayward Pines is a summer series then? I had been wondering. FOX has been very quiet about it.

    Comment by Ally Oop – February 12, 2014 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Matt M. – February 12, 2014 06:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So far it sounds really good

    Comment by Pati – February 12, 2014 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Australian version of this (the original) goes to air in a few weeks, can’t wait!

    Comment by Mark – February 13, 2014 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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