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Ryan Phillippe’s Shooter Gets Ordered to Series (Yes, Like the Mark Wahlberg Film)

Bull’s–eye! Photo: USA

Grown-up tweens waiting for Ryan Phillippe’s comeback have a glimmer of hope. TV Line reports that USA has picked up Shooter to series, based off of the 2007 movie starring Mark Wahlberg (the burger magnate is one of the show’s executive producers). This time around, Phillippe plays Bob Lee Swagger (yes, that’s his name), an expert sharpshooter who dusts off his periscope when he learns of a plot to assassinate the president. Omar Epps will join him as Isaac Johnson, a Secret Service Agent, who goes way back with Swagger at the Marines. (Semper fidelis!) This is another attempt for Phillippe to get in on the TV renaissance: He joined and then dropped a Greg Berlanti cop drama, did a stint on the final season of Damages, and most recently, dropped out of the widely disliked Secrets and Lies after the first season. Hopefully he’ll make something he thinks is good?

Ryan Phillippe’s Show Shooter Ordered to Series