ABC will film the pilot episode of its new series Secrets & Lies in Wilmington, North Carolina, and we have yet another cast member joining in the drama, as it was announced today that Clifton Collins Jr. (Star Trek, Pacific Rim) will join Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers) and Ryan Phillippe (I Know What You Did Last Summer) in the series.
Collins will play a childhood friend of Phillippe’s character Ben and tenant in Ben’s pool house who is unwaveringly supportive of Ben after he discovers the neighbor boy’s body, according to Deadline.
In addition to Collins, KaDee Strickland will play Phillippe’s wife Christy, whose feelings toward her husband are complicated following his discovery of the body in the American adaptation of the popular Australian mystery series of the same name.
Newcomer Belle Shouse has also joined the cast as the daughter of Strickland and Phillippe’s characters.
Lewis will play Andrea Cornell, the unflappable, somewhat formidable detective conducting the investigation into the slaying of 4-year-old Tom Mullen who has her sights set on Ben (Phillippe), the loving father who found the boy’s body. Hercharacter is described as “incredibly professional, hard to read who can come across as intentionally odd with a disconcerting calm who is often if not always the smartest person in the room.”
As previously reported, Ryan Phillippe will star in the drama as a patriarch who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young boy when he finds the body in ABC’s American adaptation of the Australian series Secrets & Lies.
Production offices are opening at EUE / Screen Gems Studios, and filming could begin as early as this month.
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