Ryan Phillippe has been cast in the lead role in the upcoming CBS pilot, “Alive,” Variety has learned. The project was formerly called “Frankenstein.”
The “Cruel Intentions” star will play Mark Escher, a San Francisco police investigator who was presumed dead after an attack and destructive fire at his home. Six months later, he shockingly reappears and is reunited with his wife, Elizabeth. But something has changed. A shadow has fallen across his sunny disposition, and he’s haunted by visions of the case he was working on when he died. He and Elizabeth will seek answers about who shot and abducted him, and what was done to him.
Katrina Law has also been cast in the role of Elizabeth, and Aaron Staton, best known for playing Ken Cosgrove on “Mad Men,” will play Victor Frankenstein.
Ryan shared in his Stories an image of the book ‘Brotherly Love’ and writing ‘New Project’ although it is not known if it is an adaptation to film or TV.
The novel is written by Pete Dexter, was released in 1993, Sinopsis: In the City of Brotherly Love, a car skids off the ice and ignites a chain of events that changes everything for eight-year-old Peter Flood. Peter’s father is a powerful man, a union boss with mob connections, but all the power in the world is useless to a grieving son. Raised by his uncle, Peter tries to distance himself from the casual brutality of the family business, gravitating instead toward a small South Philly gym. Peter’s cousin Michael—his “brother”—moves in another direction: into small-time intimidation and the trappings of a union prince. Neither, however, can outrun the logic of violence as they’re dragged into a world of bad blood and a chilling cycle of betrayal and retribution.
Ryan Phillippe and Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson have been added to the cast of the thriller ‘Money Time,’ according to reports.
Joining them in the cast is Phillippe‘s “Shooter” co-star Rob Brown.
The movie, written by Nicholas Summers and Micheline Birkhead, focuses on a tech whiz whose wife attempts to frame him for various crimes after she makes off with money her ex-fiancé stole from the mafia. Various chases ensue.
No release or shooting dates have been announced for ‘Money Time.’
Thanks to the Alluring Justine Waddell Facebook page, we can show you these pictures where we can see Ryan with his then wife, Reese Witherspoon and the actress Justine Waddell who appeared with Ryan in the film ‘Chaos’ released in 2004.
The pictures were taken at the post-Premiere party of the film: ‘The Diary of Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason’, part two of the successful Bridget Jones saga.