Newswire: Ryan Phillippe is your new Mark Wahlberg in the Shooter pilot

The USA Network announced today that it’s offered actor Ryan Phillippe one of the crown jewels of a career in the performing arts: the chance to take on the coveted role of Mark Wahlberg in a cable TV thriller. Phillippe has been cast in the network’s action pilot Shooter, a TV remake of the 2007 movie, in which Wahlberg famously played head-popping vigilante Bob Lee Swagger (who you probably know from all those children’s lunchboxes he appears on, or the big viral videos that come out of ShooterCon every year.)

Now, Phillippe is stepping into Wahlberg’s Boston-accented shoes, taking over the role of Swagger for the upcoming show. If Shooter is picked up by the network, it’ll be the actor’s second regular TV gig in as many years; he recently appeared on the first season of ABC’s Secrets And Lies, warming up …

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