Phillippe set for Secrets & Lies

05 February, 2014 by Don Groves

Ryan Phillippe is set to play a family man who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young boy in the US remake of Secrets & Lies.

The actor who starred in TV’s Damages and in Australian director Alan White’s Puerto Rico-set thriller Reclaim is in final negotiations, according to the Hollywood Reporter.


The US ABC network has commissioned a 10-part series adapted from Hoodlum Entertainment’s drama Secrets & Lies, which will air on Network Ten this year.

The pilot episode will be directed by Charles McDougall (House of Cards, The Office), written and executive produced by Barbie Kligman, whose writer-producer credits include The Vampire Diaries and Private Practice.  Shooting starts on February 27 in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The producers are ABC Studios, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Hoodlum’s Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield.

In the Australian series Martin Henderson plays the lead,  who searches for the killer as he strives to save his marriage, his kids, his reputation and his sanity.

Secrets & Lies is based on an original idea by author Stephen M Irwin. Kate Dennis directed the first three episodes and Peter Salmon directed the other three.