8:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'One Tree Hill' Alum to Star Opposite Ryan Phillippe in USA's 'Shooter' (Exclusive)
USA Network has cast Ryan Phillippe's wife in drama pilot Shooter.
One Tree Hill alum Shantel VanSanten has been tapped to co-star in the potential series based on the 2007 Mark Wahlberg feature film of the same name.
Based on Stephen Hunter's best-selling novel Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount feature that starred Wahlberg, VanSanten will play Julie Swagger, the wife and best friend of Bob Lee (Phillippe), a former Marine sniper now living off the grid. Julie’s toughness and strong will provided a stable home life for their daughter, while her husband was deployed. Now that he is home, she works hard to create their life together, which is shattered by events no one could have seen coming.
She joins a cast that also includes Omar Epps and Emily Rios.
The Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions co-production is being written by John Hlavin (The Shield), who will exec produce alongside Wahlberg (Boardwalk Empire, Ballers) and his Closest to the Hole Productions, as well as Leverage Entertainment's Stephen Levinson (Ballers) and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers). Simon Cellan Jones (Ballers) will direct the pilot. Phillippe will also produce.
For VanSanten, Shooter marks her latest TV foray. Her credits include The Flash, Gang Related and ABC's summer drama The Messengers. She's repped by Innovative, Leverage Management and Felker Toczek.