Ryan Phillippe set to star in “Shooter”

USA Network announced a pilot pick up for “Shooter” an hour-long drama based on the best selling Bob Lee Swagger novel, “Point of Impact” by Stephen Hunter.

Executive produced by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson. John Hlavin (The Shield) wrote the pilot script and will also executive producer, while Simon Cellan Jones (Ballers) will direct the pilot.

Ryan Phillippe is also a producer of the show.

Phillippe stars as Bob Lee Swagger an off-the-grid former Marine sniper who is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he must call upon all the skills he acquired as a decorated Marine sharpshooter to avoid capture while hunting down and exposing the traitors who set him up.

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