Ryan Phillippe Joins Chi McBride In CBS Pilot, Formerly Titled Golden Boy
I once saw Law and Order's Jeremy Sisto on The Talk discussing his new show Suburgatory, and commenting on how grateful he was for the role, as police dramas are often the end of the line for actors. If Sisto’s theory holds true, new-to-TV actor Ryan Phillippe could be in a little trouble. Since Sisto himself is proof the cop drama rule is not hard and fast for actors, I’m hoping Phillippe’s brand new role will serve him just fine.
After signing on for a role on FX’s Damages as the ludicrously named Channing McClaren, Phillippe has shown a desire to segue into television. Which makes the Gosford Park and Flags of our Fathers actor kind of a hot commodity. It took little time for Greg Berlanti and Nicholas Wootton’s Golden Boy pilot to snap Phillippe up for the lead. According to Deadline, adding Phillippe to the mix is not the only thing the show changed this week. Berlanti and co. have now decided Golden Boy is an obtuse title. So, we’re back to referring to the upcoming pilot as untitled.
The untitled pilot will follow Phillippe as a cop who rises in the police force from officer all the way up the chain to commissioner. Headed to CBS, the pilot will also feature Boston Public’s Chi McBride as Detective Owen. With some strong actors cast and a pilot order, Berlanti and Wootton’s new show seems to be shaping up nicely. Next step: figuring out that whole title thing.
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