Ryan Phillippe has been tapped to take the lead role in the pilot for USA Network’s “Shooter,” the TV series adaptation of the 2007 Mark Wahlberg action film.
Based on Stephen Hunter’s best-selling novel “Point of Impact,” Phillippe will take on the role of off-the-grid former Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger who is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the president.
He is ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, and must call upon all the skills he acquired to avoid capture and expose the real traitors. Phillippe will also serve as a producer on the project which will be shot in Los Angeles.
John Hlavin (“The Shield”) is writing while Simon Cellan Jones (“Ballers”) will direct the pilot. Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Lorenzo di Bonaventura will executive produce.
Source: The Live Feed